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05/03/2019


If your student struggles with reading then it can affect their entire educational path, including determining the type of academic and career opportunities they are offered and eligible for. When it comes to reading, many students adopt the theory that they won’t need to read well because it won’t be required for their desired career. However, what many of these students don’t understand is that in order to learn any skill, they will need to read, and how well they read can determine how well they learn the skill.

Reading Lessons at Home

If this sounds like a student in your home or if your child struggles with reading despite their love of the activity, The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA has some great ways you can help improve their reading level at home.

Kitchen Ingredients

Learning a new word by sounding out the letters is a great technique for children to use while reading. However, this technique is only as strong as your child’s knowledge of and exposure to letter-sound combinations. Put simply, if your child only learns a few letter-sound combinations then it makes it more difficult for them to correctly learn a new word when they are on their own. If your child plays video games or watches TV while you prepare meals, invite them to join you and make it a reading lesson.
  • As you cook and use pre-prepared ingredients, such as canned items, ask your child to read aloud the ingredients list along with any other nutritional information printed on the label.
  • If you are using a recipe, ask your child to read it aloud to you and follow their directions. If they make a mistake which would have resulted in you ruining dinner, make a silly joke of it to show them that there's nothing wrong with being wrong as you learn.
While it’s fair to say that the words learned on a list of ingredients aren’t going to form part of your child’s lexicon, with you helping, the letter-sound combinations they will encounter and learn can be a great benefit when reading alone. If your child is behind their colleagues when it comes to reading, tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can help. Find out more about the benefits of tutoring in Santa Clara, CA during your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA. Call today at (408) 816-7825 to find out more.

Read Your Mail to You

When you signed up for an email account, you thought that it would be the end to promotional material and bank notices making their way into your mailbox. However, you only need to look around your home to realize that this didn’t happen. Instead of discarding the promotional material and barely reading the contents of your bank notices, hand these to your children and ask them to read each one aloud while you prepare dinner. While it isn’t traditional learning material, they will be exposed to grammar choices and writing styles which they otherwise wouldn’t learn in their classroom or while reading their textbooks. Additionally, the range of writing styles will help your child to develop their writing skills.

Where Are You Going?

Continuing on the topic of letter-sound combinations, if you are looking for a lesson outside of your home, use your children as your GPS device while you complete your errands. Similar to the above tip, this one is all about teaching children a range of letter-sound combinations and providing them with as much experience reading words which aren’t likely to appear in their textbooks. Even if you know your route, put your destination into your GPS device or app, hand the device to one of your children and ask them to guide you along the way. Not only are the street names great to learn, but the added pressure of reading the directions in time before you miss the turn can be a great motivator.

Tutoring in Santa Clara, CA Can Boost Your Child’s Reading Level

If your child is falling behind with reading or they need a bit more help with their reading than you can provide, tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can help. Speak with a professional tutor at The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA by calling (408) 816-7825. Book your free initial diagnostic assessment where you can get all of your questions answered. During your first visit, you and your child can ask any and all questions you have about the benefits of tutoring and how one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can work for your child.

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