Dec 13, 2019 in Tutoring

Improve comprehension reading.

With the help of an Online English Tutor. Book a session today!


  • 208 Publications: 1771 likes 1086 shares
Article cover

For the past six and a half decades, the literacy rate across the world has been steadily increasing to over 91% in youths as of 2016. However, literacy rates and rates of reading comprehension are vastly different, indicating that even many of those who do know how to read still struggle to comprehend what they’re reading.

What is comprehension reading?

Reading comprehension is a set of skills that allows a reader to remember, interpret, and apply a written text. For example, those skilled in reading comprehension can:

More easily summarize long texts.

Understand the author’s purpose.

Make inferences.

Find meaning in what they read.

Engage more fully with current events.

Expand knowledge into a variety of subjects.

Enjoy the act of reading.

Without reading comprehension, reading becomes a little more than recognizing individual words on a page.

Why is reading comprehension important?

Reading comprehension is what allows us to make sense of what we read. Without it, we may not be able to apply written content appropriately or effectively, which can majorly impact how we function in our day-to-day lives.

By strengthening a child’s reading comprehension skills at an early age, parents and Teachers empower this younger generation to make inferences, think critically for themselves, and integrate what they’ve learned from reading into the real world.

How to improve reading comprehension.

One of the best ways to help your child improve their reading comprehension is to hire an Online English Tutor to help develop comprehension strategies. During their online English tutoring sessions, these teaching professionals will work closely with your child on a one-on-one basis for the best results. Once an Online Tutor has identified areas where your child can improve, they’ll target these areas with reading strategies and repeated practice to improve skills and increase confidence.

For example, an Online Tutor may work with your child to:

Expand vocabulary.

Identify age-appropriate texts for practice.

Discuss the meaning of written content.

Read aloud and summarize texts.

Practice reading comprehension strategies.

Plus, working with an Online Tutor means holding your child accountable with assignments, daily reading practice, and review. When students read for at least 15 minutes per day, they begin to see improvement in their skills. However, more than half of the children don’t spend this much time reading each day.

Working with a Tutor throughout the week means that students will not only spend time learning with their Tutor but also completing reading comprehension practice between sessions. This structure will not only improve your child’s morale, but their literacy and reading comprehension skills will soar, too. Browse through our list of Online English Tutors now and book a session.

Related articles

Article cover
Tutoring without any borders.

Winner of TutorPreneur Hero Award explains why online tutoring is the best career he's ever had.

WikiExpert   | 12 September, 2019

Article cover
Tutoring by gail

Dyslexic students and all students can benefit from tutoring

Gail Becker  | 16 November, 2019

Article cover
Tutoring Without Borders - How going all online changed my life

How I went from tutoring students in London who lived locally to me in a 10 mile radius to tutoring students globally all over the world. And the huge impact it has had on me as a tutor and my business.

Atul Rana  | 19 November, 2018

Article cover
Home Tutoring with Ms. Gail

Tutoring helps students struggling with their homework or schoolwork, 1-Hour session is $35

Gail Becker  | 8 April, 2020