How can a 5th Grade Reading tutor help your child?
Fifth grade is the final grade of elementary school for many districts. The material learned in fifth grade is designed to solidify foundational knowledge and prepare children for their imminent transition to middle school. When a student fails to fully internalize the lessons taught in prior elementary classes, it can be far more difficult for them to make a successful transition into a new environment with more challenging material.
Reading is perhaps the most important academic skill for a student to master. Excellent reading skills are the foundation for academic excellence in all other core subjects. Without the ability to comprehend what they are reading and think critically about it, students will struggle in every class. As they advance into middle school, reading selections in math, science, and social studies will become more difficult. Without solid reading skills, it is likely students will fall behind.
Middle school reading curriculum is intended to develop a student's analytical and critical thinking skills. These skills will become increasingly important in all subjects throughout the remainder of their academic career. The fifth-grade reading curriculum helps improve familiarity with the common fields of literature and in reading techniques focused on information gathering. Without a strong grasp on these fundamental concepts, progressing into higher-level language arts becomes a seemingly insurmountable task.
Reading tutors are familiar with the common demands of fifth-grade reading coursework, as well as what will be expected of students when they enter sixth grade. They have developed strategies to help your children clarify conceptual understanding. Tutoring allows each student to receive individual attention, helping to hone his or her skills in reading comprehension. In addition to helping students build their analytical and critical thinking skills, there are many other reading skills tutors are able to focus on. Parents who prefer their child receive additional practice with characterization, inference, main ideas, supporting details, or point of view can request special attention be given to these areas.
The Varsity Tutors network is able to help each family select a tutor based on their student's learning style and personality. This facilitates pairings between complementary teaching and learning styles. We understand that each child has different goals, strengths, motivations, and weaknesses. Private reading tutors are able to create a personalized learning environment which allows children to learn in their own way. When the material is presented in an intuitive manner, learning can become more enjoyable. Students are thus more apt to develop an appreciation for their studies, and will begin to find the material more accessible.
Tutoring is extremely adaptable when it comes to scheduling demands. It is possible to schedule a fifth grader's reading tutoring sessions to take place in whatever location, and at whatever time, best suits the needs of the child and family. Tutors are able to work around your schedule to make tutoring as convenient as possible. Tutors are available on weekends and in the evenings, and can meet with students at a variety of locations. Many tutors are willing to meet at a local library, a student's home, or online. Regardless of the existing commitments the parent or child may have, a flexible tutor can always find a way to work with a student.
Private reading tutoring is helpful because of the inherent flexibility it affords the tutor in developing lesson plans for each student. It allows the tutor to focus on curriculum to meet the student's individual needs. Tutors are able to provide the child with the tools he or she will use in all manner of reading and English courses to come. Contact your local Varsity Tutors office today to learn more about connecting with a reading tutor for your child.