Dec 13, 2019 in Tutoring
Improve comprehension reading.
With the help of an Online English Tutor. Book a session today!
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.
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:
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.