No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The goal of our program is to improve the technical qualities of the students reading. We will begin with an assessment to determine the best course of action based on your child’s need(s). Our tutors will help your child develop and improve their reading skills. We will help to develop basic pronunciation and word recognition skills as well as reading comprehension skills. We want the student to get more enjoyment out of their reading. If your child needs help with reading faster for the purpose of test taking then we will focus on boosting their reading speed. If you would like to sign your child up for tutoring or to get more information please contact us.[/three_fourth_last]
WHAT IS AN ASSESSMENT?
Teachers use assessments in reading to make sure students are making measurable progress. In elementary school, students must make sense of sounds, letters and words in text to become fully independent readers. Students should be able to read a wide variety of materials, both fiction and non-fiction, with comprehension.
Reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active, interactive process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.
Reading comprehension is one of the pillars of the act of reading. When a person reads a text he engages in a complex array of cognitive processes. He is simultaneously using his awareness and understanding of phonemes (individual sound “pieces” in language), phonics (connection between letters and sounds and the relationship between sounds, letters and words) and ability to comprehend or construct meaning from the text. This last component of the act of reading is reading comprehension. It cannot occur independent of the other two elements of the process. At the same time, it is the most difficult and most important of the three.
Instruction in vocabulary involves far more than looking up words in a dictionary and using the words in a sentence. Vocabulary is acquired incidentally through indirect exposure to words and intentionally through explicit instruction in specific words and word-learning strategies. According to Michael Graves (2000), there are four components of an effective vocabulary program:
1. wide or extensive independent reading to expand word knowledge
2. instruction in specific words to enhance comprehension of texts containing those words
3. instruction in independent word-learning strategies, and
4. word consciousness and word-play activities to motivate and enhance learning
Language Arts are the subjects that include reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school. It is verbal and written skills taught in elementary and secondary schools to improve proficiency in using language.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.