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.
Kindergarten is an excellent way to introduce your child to an academic setting. It helps young students develop the skills needed to ease their transition into grade school, and they will also begin to develop basic skills like reading, writing, and speaking. However, some children need some extra guidance that can't be provided to them in the classroom setting. If your child struggles with sounding out letters and recognizing words, Varsity Tutors can connect you with a phonics tutor who can be of assistance. One of the biggest advantages to using a private tutor is that they are able to meet with your child in the comfort of your home or another location of your choosing. You can even request to have face-to-face online sessions through our live learning platform. Furthermore, you are able to choose a tutoring schedule that best accommodates your family's lives. There are a number of personal phonics tutors available who are happy to tutor your child in the morning, afternoon, or in the evening.
The more your child practices his or her speaking skills with a trained tutor, the better his or her abilities will become. Watch as your child's confidence begins to rise, and how they become much more eager to speak in the classroom. By working closely with a phonics tutor who is dedicated to ensuring your child meets all of their developmental goals, your child will also begin to develop an appreciation for learning. Call Varsity Tutors today to speak with one of our educational directors and learn more about how we can assist you in finding excellent phonics tutors in your area.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Student 2 - He tries to read the sentences very fast. When prompted, he can sound the words out. We began the "EE" and "EA" vowel teams."