Welcome to ReadingWritingTutor.com! Is homework becoming battleground at your house?
Is your child struggling to keep up with reading and writing in school? Maybe they did fine in first and second grade, passing their assessments and following along with the class. They might have difficulty sounding out words but make up for it with a great sight word vocabulary and terrific comprehension.
But all of a sudden, they have hit fourth grade, or middle school, or high school, and the strategies they are using just aren’t cutting it anymore.
They might read slowly or reluctantly. They might have been terrific, fluent readers until the teacher asked them to “read to learn” instead of just “learning to read.” They might seem to read quickly but then struggle to answer the detail-oriented questions their teachers ask, or write about what they read.
Struggling students begin to feel embarrassed, anxious, frustrated – even stupid – as their peers leave them behind. And the older they get, the more those weak skills affect all their classes, even when they are amazing mathematicians, athletes and scientists.
That’s where I can help. Individual tutoring can bring your child up to grade level, build their confidence and help them reach their goals! I can fill in gaps in phonics and word-level skills, coach students to increase fluency and comprehension and teach strategies for organizing and managing big projects like reading and analyzing a novel or researching a topic.
With the help of technology, my online students come from all around North America. I have tutored students in 19 different states (as well as 1 province of Canada) since moving my tutoring practice online in 2016.