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How can a tutor help your student master Phonics?
Are you the parent of a preschool-age child? If so, you might notice that around this age, he or she has begun to speak longer, coherent sentences. This is the time that your child's vocabulary truly develops, letting them increase their skills with language through conversing with teachers, family members, and playmates. However, many preschool children have trouble with their pronunciation, making it hard for them to be understood. For a child who is just beginning to speak conversationally, this can be a devastating blow to his or her self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can mitigate this problem and help your child improve their speaking skills. Varsity Tutors can help you connect with a professional phonics tutor to assist your child as they work toward fluency.
If your child is enrolled in kindergarten, chances are high that they are already learning about phonics. Phonics is the relationship between letters and sounds. While we may consider it to be easy, mastering phonics can be a significant challenge to a young child. Moreover, it is a central language component that needs to be mastered. Success in phonics means success in reading, spelling, and comprehension. Studies show that having a mastery of phonics gives students an edge on the skills needed to read quickly and fluently. An excellent tutor can identify the sounds your child already knows and review more challenging sounds and sound combinations that are giving them problems. Phonics tutoring can also provide motivation as your child learns phonics. A one-on-one tutor can assist your child in matching written words and sounds with spoken language using games and activities. Tutors use mnemonic devices to associate a letter or combination of letters with a sound to help your child better remember different sounds while they are reading. By focusing on one sound at a time, a specialized tutor can challenge your child without overwhelming him or her. And most importantly, an engaging and enthusiastic tutor can instill a love of learning and a passion for how the written word becomes spoken.