Reading and Writing are critical components of academic success at the elementary through high school level.  Now your son or daughter can learn to express thoughts clearly and develop written communication skills with the help of highly trained and qualified teachers you can trust.

Your child’s reading tutor will focus on the following building blocks of reading:

  • Phonics
  • Language
  • Letter recognition
  • Sound knowledge
  • Listening comprehension

Elementary School Reading instructional emphasis includes the following key skills:

  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fluency

Middle School Reading academic instructions designed to help your child become proficient and confident in the following areas:

  • Word knowledge
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency

Our tutors focus on these strategic thinking skills by using age-appropriate materials for middle schoolchild. Most importantly, the program helps ensure your child can comprehend new ideas and information whenever he or she reads popular fiction, newspaper, textbooks and reference books.

Our Writing tutoring is personalized to the academic needs of your child and tailored to your schedule and budget.  To make sure tutoring time is well spent, we start with the lights Tutoring Skills Assessment that’s designed to identify your child’s academic strengths and needs in writing-all to ensure the program is right for your child.

Elementary Writing

In our writing program, your child will

  • Learn the steps of the writing process- prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing
  • Master age-appropriate writing technics including effective paragraph development
  • Sharpen vocabulary and spelling skills
  • Improve grammar-parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, punctuation and capitalization

Middle School Writing

Our writing tutoring will allow your child to dramatically improve general writing skills while incorporating appropriate vocabulary, spelling and grammar. Skill development includes:

  • Organization of writing process including  prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing
  • Application of composition techniques including topic sentences, details and transitions
  • Completion of test-based projects that require outlining main ideas and supporting details, analyzing short passages and writing summaries

High School Writing

Our writing tutoring will help your teen tackle tough classroom writing assignments, perform better on standardized tests, and prepare for the SAT/ACT with a sense of purpose and confidence. Areas of skill development include:

  • Writing organization- prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing
  • Elements of composition- thesis statement, topic sentences, organized details and transitions
  • Composition types- descriptive, illustrative, compare and contrast, cause and effect, persuasive
  • Test-based skill development- outlining main ideas, writing summaries, answering assay  test questions, completing major research papers