How can 10th Grade Reading tutoring help your child succeed?
Now that your student is a high school sophomore, reading class has perhaps departed from the class schedule, but the topics covered for reading are still quite active, particularly in the context of English literature coursework. The difficulty and complexity of reading has significantly increased. Long past are the days of simple stories and whimsical narratives. The masters of the English language are starting to be presented to students with regularity and it's not uncommon for students to have some difficulty in tenth grade English class. Enable your student to succeed at this critical moment of his or her literacy education with private tutoring.
Reading tutors are not merely pedagogues for grade school students just learning to read; they are experts at helping students of all levels and abilities sharpen their skills, and comprehend various genres of English literature. While young students must particularly focus on the mechanics of reading, this does not mean that older students have nothing to learn in their English language courses. During these later stages of learning, it becomes increasingly important to gain the skills needed for interpreting a variety of genres as well as to understand styles of writing spanning several centuries of English expression.
In tenth grade, therefore, your student not only needs to be fluent in present-day English, but past forms of writing and vocabulary must be recognized, and they will have to accurately read and interpret these. Advanced reading at this stage involves comprehending a variety of difficult texts, and implementing a range of strategies for decoding words that are still unfamiliar. A student must be able to interpret the meaning of new words from the context in which they appear in a sentence and, just by reading text, should be able to anticipate how information will be used and what they will be asked to do with it. The capacity to analyze literature is more in demand than it has ever been, at any stage. To stay on target, a tutor can provide the assistance to make the student more comfortable with the material, as the classroom lessons can move at a breakneck pace.
Tutoring can help your tenth grader understand literature and provide him or her with the skills needed for future success in high school and in college. All tutoring takes place in one-on-one sessions designed to help your student master the concepts that give them the most trouble. Your student is free to work at whatever pace he or she naturally learns - there is no pressure to rush to keep up with a class or slow down when he or she masters concepts more quickly than other students. Pacing can make all the difference, because a student can easily lose track if they are frustrated. School teachers often work to meet time-based goals and complete a topic before the end of class, without accounting for every student's needs.
While your tutor can focus on the immediate needs of your student's class, he or she can also help your student gain a longer lasting literacy skill set that will be useful far into the future, setting a firm foundation for academic studies and general literacy. Reading tutoring is not only efficient, but is also convenient. You can schedule your student's tutoring sessions to take place wherever and whenever it works best for you. We understand that your schedule is already full of other commitments, but that doesn't mean tutoring cannot easily become an important part of your student's studies.
Contact Varsity Tutors today for help finding an independent tutor anywhere in the country. Tutors can even meet with you face-to-face online. You can then get started with world class tutoring for your tenth grader!