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Nick P.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2013
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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

I operate my own remote practice out of Brooklyn, NY and work with a variety of individuals and businesses. 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

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Nick helped me with my law school admission essay which gained me admission to the Melbourne University Law school. Nick was very patient, friendly and provided an outstanding service. I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone who needs help with writing.
Leigh B.
If you ever need a dedicated language arts warrior, he is the one to choose! He works really hard to help you understand each facet of the area you are working on, in order to master the craft. Sometimes even in overtime which was very appreciated.
He really went above and beyond in helping me to pass my essay exam. Out of all the help, I enlisted, he was the only one that was instrumental in improving my writing which resulted in my passing the exam
I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL !!!!!!
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Janis V.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • BA Biology (Marine and Environmental) from California State University Northridge
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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.

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Julie L.

78 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
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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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Bonnie K.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Awarded Writing Across the Curriculum from Madonna University
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Bonnie K.

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As a Teacher-Consultant for the Wayne State University branch of the National Writing Project, I am able to remain current regarding best-practices in the teaching of reading and writing. Add to this my passion for writing, and you have a winning combination!

About Bonnie

I am a veteran teacher with ample experience working with children and adults in an online format. I hold a BA in English and a MA in Teaching. I am a Teacher-Consultant with the National Writing Project.

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Desma M.
Great teacher she was really helpful
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Bonnie was great! She really personalized the lesson for my son, taking all of my input around his likes/dislikes, what we see as the focus areas, and current reading levels. I was weary about how the online format would work, and it went WAY better than I expected! We're looking forward to more lessons with her!
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Dr. D. B.

40 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Doctor of Education from University of Phoenix
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Dr. D. B.

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I have extensive experience helping students develop effective reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary skills.

About Dr. D.

Greetings! I am a dynamic educator with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the education and business fields. I have extensive experience mentoring and helping students develop research, writing, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as to establish goals and determine plans for

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She gave me a lot of great advice and encouragement.
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Encourages you and helps make the writing subject the top of your list.
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Kimberley E.

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  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • A Levels (UK) from Clifton College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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!
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Kim was absolutely lovely!
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Very kind and patient, and inspiring!

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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 $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $240 per hour.
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$51 average
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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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"My daughter was struggling with her comprehension and Ms. Adams had been a wonder! Love her!"
Kim
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"Maurice is an outstanding educator, an educator that makes students feel capable and confident in accomplishing whatever academic goals they may have or struggle with. He puts all his focus on what students first need to learn in order to get to their goal. He's one of the most understanding educators I've had the pleasure of working with. His patience, regardless of the students difficulty on grasping the academic concept is astonishing. If a student isn't understanding one learning style, he'll try a different way until the student does."
Anna
Took Reading lessons from Maurice S.
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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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"My son displayed concerns with reading fluency and comprehension. A friend suggested we contact Stacey due to her background in reading. She agreed to work with him and this year he tested on grade level for the first time in three years. I am so thankful for her hard work and dedication to my son."
William Jones
Took Reading lessons from Stacey A.
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"My lessons with Laurel have been fantastic! She's very patient & knows exactly how to make everything make sense & how to break things down in order give proper analysis in whatever she teaches from piano to singing to basic music theory. She was able to answer any questions I had in full detail. She's a very warm & welcoming person that loves to teach & can do so very well. I highly recommend her as an instructor. She is with out a doubt, a genius of her craft."
Nick
Took Reading lessons from Laurel S.
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"Great teacher she was really helpful"
Desma
Took Reading lessons from Bonnie K.
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"Emily has taught my daughters for over 2 years now. In that time they have grown tremendously and I'm so thankful for Emily's work with them. Emily is excellent at building relationships with kids. My girls feel seen by her and this has helped them be willing to work with her. I'll be the first to admit my girls aren't always the easiest, but Emily never blinks. She handles everything with a smile and is able to get them back on track.

Emily is a delightful role model and I'm also thankful that my girls have gotten to see her enthusiasm for learning and life."
Samantha
Took Reading lessons from Emily S.
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"Ready to our next lessons!"
Cassandra
Took Reading lessons from Dr. D. B.
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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."
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Took Reading lessons from Monica U.
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"Bonnie was great! She really personalized the lesson for my son, taking all of my input around his likes/dislikes, what we see as the focus areas, and current reading levels. I was weary about how the online format would work, and it went WAY better than I expected! We're looking forward to more lessons with her!"
Carter
Took Reading lessons from Bonnie K.
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Private Reading Lessons Near You

Reading is powerful. It can open the doors to worlds where magic and fictional creatures exist. Reading allows us to learn history and enables the study of all subjects. Without reading, the world becomes a much smaller place. 

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. If you or your child is struggling to learn to read at an age-appropriate level, a private reading teacher can help. With one-on-one instruction and personalized lessons, you or your child will soon learn to love reading and everything it offers. 

Why Seek Professional Reading Help?

The number one reason to get private reading help is that it works. Several studies done by the United States Department of Education have shown the efficacy of one-on-one reading tutoring for students. 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.  

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. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner or Elementary and Middle School Reading

In elementary and middle school, children develop a foundation 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

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate or High School Reading

Once reading at grade-level, children should begin to improve their reading comprehension and start to 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

Sample Curriculum for Advanced or College Reading

Advanced reading level is typically reached by students in college-level literature courses. 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 individuals 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

How to Find a Reading Tutor Near You

If you're ready to take your reading abilities or your child's to the next level, a private teacher will help you get there. Luckily, finding a 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. 

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. Your reading or your child's will improve after the very first lessons, and you'll be well on your way to reading like a literary scholar in no time!