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Private online reading intervention in Boston, MA

Receive personally tailored Reading Intervention lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with the best tutor for your particular needs while offering flexible scheduling to fit your busy life.

Varsity Tutors knows how difficult it can be to see your student struggle to read and write, but we can connect you with a Boston reading intervention tutor who can help your student work through their challenges. As literacy can be a key factor in your student's success in school, it's important that your child gets the help they need, and the sooner the better. Reading tutors can help your student build their fluency and get them up to speed, no matter their age and their current reading level.

What kinds of skills can a Boston reading intervention tutor near me help my student with?

There are six essential elements of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling. Your child may struggle with some or all of these, but you can be assured that Boston reading intervention tutors can target the reading skills that are most crucial for your student.

Phonemic awareness is the ability to understand the individual units of sound that make up words and how they can be manipulated to alter words or form new words. Phonics emerges out of phonemic awareness, as it is, in essence, the ability to translate that understanding of auditory units to written units of sound and to be able to "hear" or "sound out" written words. These basic elements of reading and writing may seem simple to adults who can read fluently, but they can be tough for some students to pick up, and a shaky grasp on phonics can cause trouble for students later on.

Boston reading intervention tutoring can expose your student to new ways to learn phonics: if your child is a visual learner, for example, their tutor can play picture games with them that can help them memorize the sounds associated with individual phonemes.

When students have a solid understanding of phonics, they begin to be able to attain fluency. Fluency is the ability to smoothly and naturally translate written text into speech and to understand the entirety of a phrase, sentence, or passage rather than consider each word individually. Boston reading intervention tutors can use a variety of tactics to help your student build their fluency, like asking them to read passages about subjects that they find interesting and engaging so that they can find learning more entertaining and develop a connection to reading.

Vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling all feed into one another: Spelling and vocabulary are similar in that they rely on both frequent indirect exposure to new words, as happens when a student comes across an unfamiliar word by chance, and direct exposure, as when they're taught new words by a teacher or a tutor. The larger and more deeply ingrained a student's vocabulary is, the easier it can be for them to comprehend passages and identify arguments, meaning, and, as they become more advanced, tone, authorial intent, and so on.

What are some of the advantages of Boston reading intervention tutoring?

Although many of us take reading for granted, it's a complex, nuanced skill that can be difficult to teach. Students learn in a variety of different ways, and not all teaching methods will work for your student. Boston reading intervention tutors are able to address your child's needs on a one-on-one basis. They don't have to develop a universal, one-size-fits-all curriculum that aims to suit a broad range of students; instead, they can place the focus entirely on your child's unique difficulties and cater to their learning style.

As tutors don't have to stick to a rigid class schedule, your student can learn according to their own rhythms and take however much time is necessary to fully absorb a concept before moving on. The skills involved in reading and writing are deeply intertwined with one another, so building true understanding can be more important than maintaining a rapid pace.

The personal learning environment that Boston reading intervention tutoring can provide can spur your child's success as well. Many students who have difficulty with reading and writing experience anxiety, frustration, and embarrassment associated with schoolwork, sometimes to such a degree that they begin to resent school generally. Reading tutors have experience talking to students about these feelings and helping them to develop a more positive relationship with reading and academics. When your child has the opportunity to study with a tutor who they feel comfortable making mistakes around, they can become more capable of making progress, learn more effectively, and ultimately become more confident.

How can I get in touch with a Boston reading intervention tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors will be happy to find an instructor who's right for your student. We can consult with you about your availability and find a mentor who matches your schedule. Instruction is available either online or in-person. Online tutoring is delivered through our Live Learning Platform, which includes built-in video chat. This allows your student to meet with their instructor from any location where they have access to the internet, whether that's your home, a neighborhood cafe, or a library like Cambridge Public Library.

The Live Learning Platform also includes integrated learning tools that your student can use to practice reading and writing, like a virtual whiteboard, a shared document editor, and more. Lessons are automatically recorded so your child can return to prior study sessions to review concepts that they'd like to practice.

Reading challenges can affect your child's performance in school in a wide range of ways, from their ability to follow directions to their understanding of word problems in math class. Reach out to Varsity Tutors today for more information about how a Boston reading intervention tutor can help your student. We can get you signed up quickly and easily, so give us a call now and get started.

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