Help in Reading

Updated on March 21, 2007
K.L. asks from Jackson, MS
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My son who is 7 in the 1st. grade, is behind his other classmate in reading. I want to know is their anyone who know of any tutoring places that I can take him. I just want the best for him.

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M.D.

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My Foster child is listed in grade 6 but has a reading level at grade 1. I have signed him up with KUMON a reading and math program. The cost in my Bellevue location is $100/month and so far it has been working. He has completed the first level and enjoys going. Progress is slow for us becasue we have so far to catch up. Only downside is locations are limited.

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M.E.

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Starfall.com is a great website that might help him( and it's free!).

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A.T.

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i believe there is a sylvan learning center in jackson off of i55 near highland village. also, if you go to their website, they also offer online tutoring. you might want to try that.

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D.B.

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K.,
I am a former 1st grade teacher and also owned a tutoring business. The first thing you need to do is to talk to his teacher. Tell her that you are willing to do whatever it takes to help him succeed in reading. She can give you sight word lists to practice at home, as well as additional reading. Reading with him every single day is VERY important. He should be reading to you, and he should also listen to you read to him. Tutoring is very expensive, but it is always a last resort option.

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M.H.

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Hi K. my name is M. and I live in the Bessemer/McCalla area I have an 8 year old boy who is also behind in reading for his age, he is in a special reading class at his school a few times a week and it has helped.Write me back if you have any questions or want to talk.

M. e-mail [email protected]____.com

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T.D.

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most schools offer a after school tutoring program. just go up to the office and talk to them or talk to the teacher.

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V.M.

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Hi K.,
Do you read to your son everyday and vice versa? I know this is hard, but so so essential. I am not saying/implying that you don't or have not done 'everything' already to help him, but anytime (even in the car enroute to somewhere~!) is good for him. Also, ask the teacher what her 'tips' might be.....ways that you can help him in other words. Lastly, encourage him and compliment him on what he 'does' do as far as reading...you are his best cheerleader! I am sorry I don't know of any reading tutors...I have a son in 2nd grade and I am always getting him to read to me, several times a day if it allows and I know it has to be helping him since he is one of the youngest in his class, he is 7 also. Best Wishes!

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S.C.

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Hi K.,

I'm a homeschooling mother in Florence and my son is 7 also. We have used the Abeka program since he was four. Also, my 4 year old has just started reading and the methods that they use to teach phonics is EXCELLENT. You may want to order the phonics cirriculum from abeka.com and work with him this summer. Alot of kids catch on when they get the one on one time. If you would like to email me with questions, feel free. I have experience in teaching this age even though I never earned a degree in education. Abeka has taught me alot about teaching children.

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A.H.

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Dear K.:
I am a single mother of a 2 year-old, but I am finished up my master's degree in Elementary education. I am currently student teaching at East Brainerd Elementary School in a second grade class.
I am available for tutoring, by the hour in the evenings and on the weekends. I am flexible and can either come to your house or he can come to my apartment in North Chattanooga. I would encourage the first few sessions that you be there so I can show ways to encourage his reading at home. Is he is in Hamilton county schools? I am very familiar with state standards. Please call if you would like more information or any suggestions ###-###-####.

Allison

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