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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 your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $132 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$33 average
$85
45-min $15
 
$43 average
$101
60-min $20
 
$54 average
$132

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute reading lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute reading lessons are 21% less expensive at $43, and 30-minute lessons cost 39% less at $33.

Curious how much reading lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best reading teachers .

Reading Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Reading tutors

Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA
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Rosita R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA
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About Matthew H.

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Lake Stevens, WA

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

Teaching Reading is one of my specialties..

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Philip K. November 13, 2018
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Alexander November 8, 2018
· Spelling · Online
My son enjoyed his first lesson with Matthew. Matthew related spelling to music (drums) which made spelling more interesting to my son. He's looking forward to his next session. Thank you, Matthew!
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Peyton October 26, 2018
· Spelling · Online
Great instructor - very positive and easy to work with.

About 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.

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Eve January 18, 2019
· Theater Acting · Online
Rosita is awesome! She made me feel comfortable and guided me without judgment or criticism. I liked her approach especially for a total rookie like me. It’s my first lesson, l need to do some work as well to improve my ability to evoke emotions.
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Norman January 3, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Necesito un nivel mas alto . Puedo hablar un poquito pero no fluentemente . Puedo leer las noticias en espanol
Rosita R esta muy amable
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Shelly December 29, 2018
· Singing · Online
Rosita is the bestest kindest koolest most awesomely amazing most perfectly perfect teacher in the world πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• she has helped me in so many ways πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œ she’s helped my confidence so much she has helped me not be so scared πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ she is a true angel she has the kindest sweetest heartπŸ’•πŸŽΆπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• I’m so glad Rosita is my teacher πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œ she’s taught me so much I’m so very thankful and blessed to have her as my teacher πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—she truly is the best πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ’œ

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Woodland Hills, CA

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Any age

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Sabrina April 12, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
It has been a long-time wish of mine to take guitar, and learning with Janis, my passion for it continues to grow. She has recently taken on my sister for piano lessons as well, and helps us play songs we like, supplemented with theory and tips for better technique. As well as a kind and knowledgeable teacher, she is a sweet, funny, incredible person to be around.
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keith September 17, 2015
· Algebra · In studio
She's awesome! would love her to help all my kids.
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Audie L. May 10, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Amazing. After only five lessons, my son not only loves the guitar, but is playing songs....and LOVES Janis! Couldn't be happier.

Steve S.

Chicago, IL
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Meagan D.

Bethesda, MD
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Nick P.

Brooklyn, NY
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I have over 13 years of teaching experience as well as a graduate degree in education.

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Rudra A. November 16, 2018
· Writing · Online
My son enjoys writing lessons with Steve and has improved writing skills just after 3-4 sessions with Steve. Before he used to hate doing writing at home but now he likes it which is a big change.
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Xena October 5, 2018
· English · Online
Excellent tutor!
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Kateryna K. September 25, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Very responsive, attentive and patient teacher! I loved our first lesson, it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm definitely going to keep working with Steve, and I don't have any doubts that eventually no one will even think about asking "what country is your accent from?" :)

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I have worked with students age 3-10 in Reading.

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Charley January 15, 2019
· Algebra · Online
Meagan is very flexible and is a great teacher. She doesn't make the student feel self-conscious about answering wrong, She gently asks the student to explain how they came up with the answer and allows them to correct themselves. If the student doesn't realize their error during the explanation, she explains to the student wherein the equation they made an error. She also repeats the problem areas with the student until they have a full understanding of the process.

I sought Meagan out after my daughter came home with a failing grade in Algebra I. I am very happy with my selection, she is the perfect fit for my daughter. She is very flexible and I appreciate that she doesn't make my daughter feel like her lack of understanding of the subject matter makes her inadequate. I am going to continue hiring Meagan for the duration of the school year, my daughter really likes her and is learning far more than she is from her regular classroom environment.
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Claire G. October 22, 2018
· Math · In home
She's great!
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· Gymnastics · In studio
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About Nick P.

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With a degree in English Literature, reading comprehension has been the most important aspect of my academic carreer. 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.

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Viridiana D. June 13, 2018
· Essay Writing · In home
Nick is a wonderful teacher, he is knowledgeable and perceptive. I first came to Nick for help on my essay for my college application. He was able to help me narrow down the options of topics to write about so that I could confidently write about a topic I am passionate about. He continued to help me outline and structure the paper so that it would be organized and academically acceptable, and finally, he helped with editing so that the final copy was ready. A few months later I received my letter of acceptance.
After helping with my college application essay, Nick continued tutoring me through my semester at Community College. he taught me how to do a close reading, to arrange paragraphs, and to better phrase my ideas. He offered new ways to strengthen my writing. Nick is so patient and full of encouragement, I could not have made it through the semester without him.
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Hadassah October 28, 2017
· English · In home
Nick is very patient and knowledgeable. He has helped me reconstruct many paragraphs in essays/college papers that I had to write. He has a keen eye and sees all the little mistakes and ways things could be rewritten to convey point. He has looked over several of my papers and edited them, and also helped me to learn to write better- not just fixing the problem for me. I have watched my grades go from C's to A's over time, he's great !

Recent Reading Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Reading articles on our blog.

Breaking Bad Reading | Reading Comprehension Practice

Breaking Bad Reading | Reading Comprehension Practice

Struggling with reading assignments? This reading comprehension practice exercise may seem a bit strange, but it works! Read on as Tucson, AZ and online tutor Lourdes C. explains the "breaking bad reading" method...   The most fundamental challenge most students face is not in the content, it's in bad reading habits. The layout of most text in the Western world is linear, following a progressive line of reasoning and logical thought from beginning to end without diversion (which i … Read More

Breaking Bad Reading | Reading Comprehension Practice
Struggling with reading assignments? This reading comprehension practice exercise may seem a bit strange, but it works! Read on as Tucson, AZ and online tutor Lourdes C. explains the "breaking bad reading" method...   The most fundamental challenge most students face is not in the content, it's in bad reading habits. The layout of most text in the Western world is linear, following a progressive line of reasoning and logical thought from beginning to end without diversion (which i
5 Inspiring Books to Read for a More Creative Summer
Summer is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. Why not choose a book that will help  you see the world in a new way and revitalize your creative spirit? Whether you're packing a book in your beach bag or toting an e-reader in your carry-on, these 5 good summer books are guaranteed to pack inspiration and creativity into the dog days of summer! 1. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes Sometimes the best way to awaken your creative side is by looking at familiar things in a diffe
The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child (and How to Get the Most Out of It)
How important is reading aloud to children? Here, Chicago tutor Galen B. reviews the benefits and some helpful tips...  Whether your child is not yet talking or is working on chapter books, reading aloud with her is a valuable exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Β“reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building knowledge and eventual success.Β”1 It introduces vocabulary and word-sound association, which builds the foundation for literacy. It
5 Fun Summer Reading Programs for Kids
Are your kids itching for summer break? In between summer camps and vacations, don't forget to encourage your little one to stretch their imagination and explore the world of books! Read on as online tutor Natalie S. shares her recommendations... Instilling a love of books in your child can be a difficult task for parents. Life is full of daily distractions that often take us away from the simple act of reading. School, work, afterschool activities, and the carpool lane; it all gets in
Channeling Your Inner Detective for Reading Comprehension
Reading assignments can be fun - we promise! Here, Hollywood, FL tutor Deanna P. shares her best reading comprehension strategies for students to keep in mind... Do you like to play detective and solve mysteries? Well, here are the top reading comprehension strategies to use before, during, and after reading to crack the case and think outside the box. READ THE TITLE and highlight it; it is the key that unlocks the main idea and what the story is mainly about. Read the questions, not

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For younger children, reading tutoring can help identify the methods and tools that best suit your child’s learning style. A personal tutor can offer the proper attention and feedback to help your student through words, sentences and paragraphs. Instead of moving at a pace that suits a classroom of children at different reading abilities, student and tutor can make progress at the perfect pace.

Reading tutoring also helps with the skills needed for standardized testing and core curriculum standards. Reading comprehension tests typically involves identifying key concepts and points of view, or comparing and contrasting themes. Many students can greatly improve their performance by learning what to look for and how to process the text. A tutor can help with specific goals like taking better notes while reading and learning to look ahead for key questions.

Why Invest in Reading Tutoring?

• Prep sessions that are customized to your specific needs and learning style
• Prescreened and friendly tutors committed to your success
• Choice of locations - in your home, online, or at an agreed-upon location with your tutor
• 100% Money Back Guarantee with your first tutoring session

If your child has struggled with reading scores in the past, consider reading tutoring to help them reach their full potential. Parents and classroom teachers may not be able to identify the specific skills that a student needs to improve upon. With the heavy importance placed on reading as part of core requirements and testing, every student can gain from the personal touch of reading tutoring.

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