Award-Winning Tutors in Chicago, IL for Students with Reading Intervention

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Private online reading intervention in Chicago, IL

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.

We know how difficult it is to watch your student struggle with reading and writing challenges, but Varsity Tutors can connect you with an expert Chicago reading intervention tutor. Because your child will need to use reading and writing skills in virtually every other school subject, it's vital they develop these skills alongside their peers. Early intervention is best, but Chicago reading intervention tutors can work with students of any age to help them work towards grade-level competencies.

What reading skills can a Chicago reading intervention tutor near me teach my student?

There are six key components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension. Once your student has learned to read, they can spend the rest of their life reading to learn. That's why it's essential they get reading intervention as early as possible.

Reading begins with a student's phonemic awareness, or their ability to use phonemes to form syllables and words. This moves into phonics, which focuses on the relationship between letters or letter combinations and the sounds they make. Chicago reading intervention tutoring can help your student learn these skills using a variety of methods depending on how they learn best. For example, an instructor can read out loud with an auditory learner or use flashcards and colorful graphics with a visual learner.

Reading fluency is achieved when your student can read out loud with the expected level of accuracy, speed, and expression for their age. Rather than decoding each word, they can understand the text as a whole. Chicago reading intervention tutors can encourage fluency in your child by allowing them to read what they're interested in rather than sticking to an arbitrary list.

Vocabulary and spelling go together in that they can be learned both directly and indirectly. Students learn indirectly every day when they read the words that surround them. Direct learning is taught in a structured, purposeful manner by their classroom teacher or a Chicago reading intervention tutor. If the student is reading a book about space, words like quasars and cosmos may be on their spelling and vocabulary list. The more reading a student does, the better their vocabulary and spelling tend to be.

When these components come together successfully, reading comprehension is reached. This is when your student can fluently read a text and understand what it is saying. As they get older, it includes recognizing main ideas, subtext, tone, and other elements. Once phonemic awareness and phonics have been conquered, these components don't work on a linear progression. All are in play in an ever more complex combination as your student improves their reading and writing capabilities.

What are the main benefits of Chicago reading intervention tutoring?

Not all students can learn to read and write in a group setting. The personalized, one-on-one attention provided by a private reading intervention specialist can make all the difference in your child's literacy skills. A classroom teacher has a prescribed method for teaching reading and an inflexible pace at which they must teach it. With a private instructor, your student can learn to read at their own pace. If certain letter combinations are particularly challenging, their tutor can spend more time working on those and develop creative methods of doing so that keep your student engaged for the duration of the lesson.

Often, students who have trouble reading and writing get frustrated in school. They know when they are not meeting general expectations, and it can even cause them to act out in ways that disrupt their learning and that of their classmates. Thanks to Chicago reading intervention tutoring, your student can relax with a trusted adult who understands their struggle. Their instructor can teach mindfulness strategies to help your student remain focused during their study sessions and provide a safe environment for them to try new things, make mistakes, and learn more effectively. This can lead to greater confidence in their class and the ability to participate without trepidation.

Chicago reading intervention tutors are available online or in-person, and there is a great deal of convenience with online tutoring. For one, you don't have to interrupt your schedule to commute because your student can meet their tutor from your home, or if you prefer, from a quiet location nearby like your favorite branch of the Chicago Public Library. There are helpful features on our Live Learning Platform such as video chat, which allows your student to communicate in real time with their instructor. They can use the virtual whiteboard and shared document editor to work on reading, spelling, or more advanced writing tasks. Maybe the best feature of the Live Learning Platform is that it records online lessons. This provides you with a library of resources to use with your student whenever you want, whether it's to provide more support or to help them maintain their skills.

How can I get my child set up with a Chicago reading intervention tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors knows parents have busy lives, so we make it as convenient as we can. Our helpful educational consultants will be happy to answer your questions and help you decide on the best way forward for you, your student, and your family. When you're ready, they'll help you set up your student's first meeting with their Chicago reading intervention tutor. Call today to get started.

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