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Nick P.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Empower Leadership from Leadership Education and Development (St. John's University)
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Nick P.

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With a degree in English Literature, reading comprehension has been the most important aspect of my academic career. I know how to help you confidently navigate and come to a more complete and nuanced understanding of what you are reading, the main morals, motifs, and main purpose of each piece you read.

Our focus will of course be on coming to a complete and correct understanding of exactly what you are reading. Depending on the level you are at, our sessions will eventually inspire you to develop your own bold and unique opinions on everything that you read going forward.

About Nick

Bringing a wide range of experience in Writing, English, Communication, Language, and Business, I help to make lasting adjustments that improve writing, communication, and overall efficiency over the long term. My practice started out and continues to function as an academic tutoring practice fo

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Nick is amazing very patient, knowledgeable and professional!
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Janis V.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Janis V.

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About Janis

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 5 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Takelessons.com. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children. Cancellation Policy: Music Lesson Cancellation a

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Anabela
It's was fantastic! In short period I learned a lot. Thank you Jenis for your patience and kindness!!!!. The best Teacher ever!!!!❤
Ana Bela
The teacher was very kind and helpful. Normally I am very shy, and I have low confidence in my self, but with Janis I felt good and comfortable. Thank you so much.
Avi C.
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Julie L.

86 Reviews
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Starting at $31
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music Education, with honors from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julie L.

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Combine subjects for a price break. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring TIME desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

About Julie

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise

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Danielle S.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE Julie. First off, she really knows her stuff. Second, she is incredibly supportive, encouraging and patient. She knows how to work with a student's strengths and weaknesses to bring out their best. She is also fun and has a warmth that makes her a pleasure to learn with.
Sarah W.
This was my first lesson and I felt like a kid again! It was so much fun and I can’t wait to return for my next lesson.
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Kimberley E.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • A Levels (UK) from Clifton College
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Kimberley E.

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I've had a book published and have written for a multi-national newspaper. I also got A grades right up until I finished college with English Literature and Creative Writing. I also have done numerous public speaking engagements and have studied acting and theatre with A grades all the way through college.

My style of teaching is very relaxed and informal, I want students to feel they can be equals with me, and gain confidence and be proud of their work. I set homework but I also encourage students to get creative in their own time and to show initiative! Reading is vital to growing your knowledge and also for confidence and speaking in public.

Lessons can involve looking at literature and different styles of writing, as well as finding something that sparks the imagination and interest. I work especially well with young teens and pre-teens, as well as those who are looking to further their reading skills.

I also look at Shakespeare and modern plays, as well as screenplays, ...

About Kimberley

Hi there! My name is Kimberley, and I'm a British singer/songwriter, and I love teaching young people about this amazing industry! I offer songwriting, singing and piano lessons, as well as writing and composition. My first rule is that there isn't any! Each student is unique and different, and

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Great lesson, thanks Kimberly!
Karen P.
Kim was absolutely lovely!
Sharon *.
Very kind and patient, and inspiring!
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Rosita R.

353 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, Japanese
  • Awarded 3rd Soprano in Western Mass from Westfield City
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Rosita R.

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This has to be one of my favorite subjects to teach. I teach this subjects in English, Spanish and Japanese. Including how to write.

About Rosita

I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish,

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Great teacher and mintor! Glad to be Rosita's student. She is so polite, professional, and knowledgable. Rosita has identified my English language needs and opportunities ftom day one.
Tina
Rosita is extremely knowledgeable and valuable! She is fun to work with as an instructor and reassures me that I am improving every week. I also appreciate her patience to repeat any exercises that I had trouble with. She is hugely encouraging as well!
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Matthew H.

132 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Matthew H.

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Award-Winning Teacher - Learn To Read Quickly and Accurately.

Teaching Reading is one of my specialties..

About Matthew

Learn How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! See How Associates Of Mine Made it On “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Learn Easy Achievable "Baby Steps" To Get You Started. 12 Steps

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Cole T.
My grandson had a great lesson. Matthew is an excellent teacher for the beginner or non-beginner harmonica student. Very personable, knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Ricardo A.
Good first class season
Tony V
I enjoyed the lessons, as I have taken lessons previously. Matt has broken down the music as well as the progression very well and made it very easy to follow and play. I highly recommend takelessons.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing reading teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream reading teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Reading Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute reading lessons is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $90 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"She was very caring and she was able to evaluate what my child needed."
Chimezule
Took Reading lessons from Ginni A.
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"My daughter is 5 yrs old and she is looking forward to meet her! Helen is so patience and her pronunciation is so cleared. Her reading method is so easy to understand."
Frida
Took Reading lessons from Helen O.
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"My son had a wonderful fist lesson with Lauren.
She had interactive reading material prepared for his learning level prior to the lesson, and all went very well.
We will request weekly lessons with her this summer!"
Dean
Took Reading lessons from Lauren W.
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"Shelley has helped our daughter so much tutoring her every week. Our daughter has gone from failing a class and getting D’s to all A’s and B’s!!! She has just been an answer to our prayers! Thank you so much Shelley! We love and appreciate you!"
Chelsea
Took Reading lessons from Shelley M.
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"My name is Olivia Monica is helping me with me reading she is a great teacher to work with and she is make me feel more confidint in my reading."
Olivia
Took Reading lessons from Monica U.
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"Dr. D is the best! Engaging, knowledgeable, funny and likable! She looked up the education curriculum in our state to make sure she was giving my daughter what she needed! Not only did I enjoy her but my daughter was engaged the whole lesson and wanted to do more! She made sure to keep me informed of how things went! She’s really GREAT!"
Jaylen
Took Reading lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Ms. Barbara has a true passion for what she teaches."
sharell
Took Reading lessons from Barbara D.
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"Rosita is so sweet and patient. She made Carina's first lesson lots of fun. We are excited for future lessons."
Amanda
Took Reading lessons from Rosita R.
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"Ready to our next lessons!"
Cassandra
Took Reading lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Mr. Steve Silver is the best tutor I ever had. He is truly an inspiration and his tutoring services have great impacts on my education"
Janiro Griffin
Took Reading lessons from Steve S.
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Private Reading Lessons Near You and Online

Knowing how to read is one of the most powerful skills a person can have. Reading can open the doors of imagination, to worlds where magic and fictional creatures exist, and where anything is possible. Reading allows us to learn history and enables us to study new subjects in a more engaging way. Without reading, the world becomes a much smaller place.

Reading goes beyond just novels and history books, though. Knowing how to read allows you to better understand and communicate with others. When you have strong reading skills, the world is your oyster.

In developed nations, literacy seems like a given, with rates nearing 100%. Reading, however, is a privilege and an advantage that doesn't come easily to everyone. A private reading tutor can help if you or your child is struggling to learn to read at an age-appropriate level. With one-on-one instruction and personalized lessons, you or your child will soon learn to love reading and everything it offers. 

Ready to improve your or your child’s reading skills? Allow us to help here at TakeLessons. We offer experienced and professional reading tutors who work with students of all ages. Sign up for reading comprehension tutoring sessions today, and your reading skills will improve in no time.

Why Work with a Professional Reading Tutor?

The number one reason to take reading lessons is that they work. Several studies done by the United States Department of Education have demonstrated the efficacy of one-on-one reading tutoring. Private tutoring has been shown to improve grades, test scores, and students' confidence compared to students who receive no individualized tutoring.

Reading is arguably the most important subject, especially at the elementary level. Reading isn't just about entertainment and great stories; the ability to read well and comprehend what you read is essential to learning every other subject. Without reading skills, children can't effectively study math, science, history, foreign language, philosophy, or any subject that sparks an interest. Reading is literally a gateway to the world's knowledge, and a private reading tutor will ensure your child has the keys.  

Are you a beginner looking to learn the basics of reading? Or are you a more advanced student wanting to master your reading skills? When you match with one of our reading tutors, they will assess your current skill set and level. They will then determine the right path to take to improve your reading ability. No matter where you are in your reading journey, a tutor can help. Perhaps the best part of all is that every student receives private, one-on-one instruction. This allows the instructor to deliver customized lesson plans and give each student the individual attention they deserve. Every tutor is patient, encouraging, and professional.

The Benefits of Online Reading Comprehension Tutoring

By now, you’ve probably noticed how many classes are available online these days. After all, many elementary and high schools are turning to a full virtual classroom experience. Not to mention, many colleges and universities have been offering online classes for many years. As these remote learning opportunities become more common, students and instructors are beginning to prefer the virtual experience. Online courses give everyone the flexibility to learn where and when it is most comfortable for them. They’re also convenient and hassle-free.

In addition to online courses, you can also receive online tutoring. Here at TakeLessons, we offer reading comprehension tutoring sessions entirely online. As long as you can connect to the internet, you can receive tutoring instruction wherever and whenever. Simply sign on using your smartphone or log on with a computer and web camera.

When you choose your online reading tutor, you can review their availability to ensure it aligns with your schedule. Maybe you want to learn in the morning before heading into work. Or perhaps you would prefer to receive instruction over the weekends. Whatever you prefer, you will find a tutor that can accommodate your needs.

The Best Way to Learn to Read and What You'll Study in Classes

You can find plenty of free reading lessons online, but the best way to learn to read is with a private reading tutor. In private lessons, you or your child will receive the type of personalized instruction and undivided attention that simply isn't available in a larger class setting or with online videos. You'll overcome individual challenges and pick up new skills fast.

Plus, every personal lesson is different. For example, reading classes for adults differ greatly in terms of teaching methods and course content from reading lessons for kids. Private teachers design each lesson to meet the student's unique needs, such as preferred learning styles, interests, and coordination with classroom learning. In private lessons, students stay motivated and interested, while learning at a comfortable and effective pace. 

Kids and parents looking for an added level of convenience and scheduling flexibility can work with an online reading tutor. This allows you to connect with the perfect teacher, no matter where in the world they are. Taking reading lessons consistently is easy when you can fire up a lesson with a push of a button.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner or Elementary and Middle School Reading

In elementary and middle school, children develop the foundations for literacy. Having a strong start in reading is essential to continued learning across subjects. Beginner lessons will ensure your student stays on track for academic success. Your private teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Sounding out words: alphabet, letters, and syllables
  • Word recognition
  • Irregular spellings
  • Read increasingly lengthy and challenging books
  • Develop close reading and comprehension

At these early stages, it’s important to keep enthusiasm and motivation levels high. You or your child’s reading tutor will make learning the basics fun and rewarding. For kids, this can involve using silly songs, while adults may be interested in learning quotes from famous figures. Subject matter can be catered to you or your child’s own unique interests so that the next reading lesson is something to look forward to!

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate or High School Reading

Once reading at grade level, children should begin to improve their reading comprehension and develop analytical skills. High school English classes typically introduce students to the tools that help them develop these skills. An intermediate reading teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Expand vocabulary and learn how to infer contextual meaning
  • Identify and analyze the use of literary devices
  • Identify themes and symbolism
  • Understand and identify genre (bildungsroman, tragedy, comedy, gothic romance, etc.)
  • Study periods of literature (Classical, Romantic, Transcendental, Modern, Enlightenment, etc.)
  • Homework help

At this point is where some of the rewards of reading can really come through. Intermediate readers are ready to take on some hit book series such as Harry Potter. The more you read, the better your comprehension skills and vocabulary become. So, get lost in a good book and watch your reading skills improve!

Sample Curriculum for Advanced or College Reading

Students in college-level literature courses typically reach advanced reading level. At this level, students should begin thinking about literary texts in a larger context to develop their critical and analytical skills. Topics discussed in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals, needs, and interests, but your private tutor might cover the following subjects:

  • Develop a thorough literary analysis, thesis, and argument
  • Use primary and secondary resources
  • Study and learn to apply various contexts for criticism (comparative, historical, mimetic, etc.)
  • Develop a concentration on specific periods, authors, or genres
  • Possible focus on reading in another language, such as Old English

The sky’s the limit once you’ve reached the advanced stage! You can even think about sharing the gift of reading with others once you’ve developed this level of competency.

How to Find a Reading Tutor Near You

A private reading tutor will help you get there in the fastest way if you or your child are ready to reach the next level of reading ability. Fortunately, finding the right reading teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A simple search will direct you to pages of highly experienced, qualified reading teachers who offer lessons to students of all ages and abilities both online and in-person.

Before choosing the teacher who's right for you or your child, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other students. You can even send a message to a prospective teacher to make sure they’re a good match before booking your first lesson. Also, be sure to review each reading tutor’s schedule to make sure they can meet when you are available.

Most TakeLessons tutors charge a rate based on the length and frequency of lessons, but the price of reading classes varies. You'll find that investing in a bright academic future, however, is money well spent. In fact, we are so confident you or your child will enjoy the tutoring sessions that we provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Now’s a good time as ever to sign up for tutoring classes.Your reading or your child's reading skills will improve after the very first lessons, and you'll be well on your way to reading like a literary scholar in no time!