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What do a reading tutor’s services include?

A reading tutor's services cover activities that help school-age children in their reading and writing. They can conduct lessons at the student's home or via online sessions. Parents must note that while a tutor should frequently use positive reinforcement, they shouldn't mislead the student about their performance quality. 

And while a tutor can go over lessons that a student needs help in, a private tutor must still have a lesson plan and schedule that will help the student succeed in the classroom - and even enjoy reading in their leisure. In general, these are what an English reading and writing tutor may cover:

Primary reading tutoring: Paired reading

During the paired reading, your hired tutor will select reading materials. The student starts reading the material out loud, with the tutor adjusting to their speed. For easy materials, the student may prefer to read by themselves and signal their tutor that they want to cover the material independently. For difficult materials, the student may require the assistance of the reading tutor. After this, the tutor gives feedback on pronunciation and punctuation. 

Then, they may move on to the next material or the next activity. The goal is to have the student do more solo reading and take on more challenging (but not too advanced) materials. 

Vocabulary lessons

Next, the reading tutor and the student take the material(s) that they read. They'll list all the words that the student isn't familiar with. Together, the reading tutor and student sound out the word and go over its meaning. The student might learn some synonyms or antonyms and how to use the word in a sentence. 

Reading comprehension tutoring

If the student struggles with reading comprehension, the tutor may ask questions like, "What did you like best about what you just read?" or "Have you ever read, heard, or experienced anything like this?". This may be followed by deeper questions, including, "Why do you think this happened?".  

The tutor then gives follow-up questions to help the student reflect on the piece. If necessary, the reading comprehension tutor may ask the student to reread a sentence or paragraph. By the end of this activity, the student should have a clear understanding of what they read.

English reading and writing

Your hired tutor may assign a writing task that builds on reading comprehension, or create a standalone task. For example, they can ask the student to write a sentence or paragraph about what they read. Students can also pretend to write to the author or a character in the story, asking questions or offering advice.  

Standalone tasks may involve writing about their day at school or their pet. Your hired tutor guides the student in planning the composition and writing a draft. They'll then provide feedback on the structure, subject-verb agreement, grammar, and spelling. 

Recent Reading Tutor tasks in Inner West Sydney

1 hour teaching my boy to write and read English

$25

Croydon Park NSW, Australia

16th Mar 2021

Hi, I'm looking for an educator or one learning to become to teach my boy to learn write and spell English. Thank you

I need an early education teacher,school readiness

$25

Croydon Park NSW, Australia

30th Jan 2019

Final year student or early learning teacher for 4.5 yr old, school readiness program.

English Reading & Writing Tutor

$60

Enfield NSW, Australia

26th Oct 2020

Looking for a capable English reading & writing tutor for one on one 1-2 hour sessions, 1-2 days per week. This will be an ongoing task for the right person. You will need to be able to travel to Enfield area on a Monday & Saturday preferably, exact times can be flexible. The student can speak English as a second language, but with an accent, so some pronunciation help will also be in play. Ideally we are looking for someone who has the knowledge to teach a grown adult to read & write from the beginning, the same as you would teach at basic kindergarten level. Would suit a uni student studying teaching who is looking for some extra cash. This is an IN PERSON TASK - Price offered is for 2 x 1hr sessions.

Home tutoring to improve 6yro reading level

$65

Russell Lea NSW, Australia

18th Oct 2022

My girl reading level is below her kindergarten standard, would like to have patience and able to help her improve her reading level fast. - Due date: Flexible

Someone tutor my year 1 son in reading

$120

Drummoyne NSW 2047, Australia

28th Apr 2019

He needs attention in reading and spelling. I wanted a tutor to help him concentrate on it