Reading Tutors

How We Teach Reading – Reading Tutors 

At Reading Success Center, our experienced reading tutors will design reading lessons to meet your student’s individual needs.  Our reading tutors will help your learner develop reading skills that are weak or missing.

All of our reading tutors utilize multi-sensory techniques and developmentally appropriate reading materials to differentiate instruction when teaching reading skills and reading strategies to your learner.

Our knowledgeable reading tutors will address your student’s individual Learning Style and Thinking Style when planning and implementing reading lessons.

Several of our reading tutors are trained in or familiar with a variety of research-based reading interventions including the Reading Recovery model, Wilson Learning System, and Orton-Gillingham Program.  When appropriate, our reading teachers will utilize techniques from these reading intervention models and programs.

Our reading tutors are not homework helpers or assignment buddies, however with advance notice the reading teacher will design a lesson to help your student understand how to work on a school reading assignment.

Pre-Reading Skills

  • Oral Language
  • Auditory Discrimination (notice differences in sounds/words)
  • Phonological Awareness (identify/manipulate CHUNKS of sound)
  • Phonemic Awareness (isolate/manipulate INDIVIDUAL sounds)
  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Concepts About Print
  • Visual Discrimination

Reading Fluency Skills & Strategies

  • Accuracy
  • Phrasing
  • Rate
  • Intonation
  • Cueing Systems
  • Sight Words
  • Phonics (WRITTEN sound/letter relationship)

Listening Comprehension Skills & Strategies

  • Understand & Remember (After HEARING Story)
  • Discuss & Retell (After HEARING Story)
  • Develop Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension Skills & Strategies

  • Vocabulary
  • Context Clues
  • Figurative Language
  • Visualization
  • Text Structure – Nonfiction
  • Text Structure – Fiction Story Elements
  • Main Idea & Topic
  • Supporting Details
  • Inference and Draw Conclusions 
  • Evaluation 
  • Opinion vs. Fact
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Point of View
  • Summarize
  • Retelling
  • Note Taking
  • Text Marking
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Reading Textbooks
  • Question Answer Relationship  (QAR)
  • Providing Text Support for Responses

How Are Reading & Writing Connected?

Reading and Writing are reciprocal communication processes.  Our reading and writing tutors encourage this synergistic relationship in order to develop good readers and writers.

As students develop their reading comprehension skills and strategies, they learn to question why an author writes a certain way or uses specific words so they begin thinking like a writer.

As students develop their writing skills, they learn to revise and edit their own writing for clarity so they start thinking like a reader.

As students develop phonics skills to decode unfamiliar words they are also learning letter patterns that will allow them to become better spellers which will improve their writing.

At Reading Success Center we believe Reading and Writing are definitely connected!