Excellent foundational phonics skills are at the root of word recognition, spelling, and reading because phonics is more than the relationship between letters and sounds. It’s what makes a student a great reader, and a good foundation in phonics is essential for long-term reading success! The fantastic news for any parent is that our phonics program can transcend a struggling reader into a confident reader.
Developing reading comprehension skills is essential for growing readers. If reading skills last mastery early on frequently, children will not acquire skills needed to understand more advanced text in later grades.
Reading issues are often imagined as children who struggle to decode the letters in the text and turn them into spoken language. These struggling readers have difficulty figuring out what many words are and have poor phonological (speech sound) skills. However, many students sound like they’re reading beautifully but have difficulty understanding vocabulary and figurative language, inferencing, verbal reasoning, grammatical development, and oral expression.
Kids on the Yard State Certified Teachers prepare customized lessons based on their student’s academic and emotional intelligence growth. We work alongside school curriculum and state standards to ensure their educational development is aligned with their classroom.
All our tutors have in-classroom experience and have worked with students with varying abilities and learning styles throughout their careers.
Our teachers lead engaging tutoring sessions personalized for your child, whether you choose the in-person or online. And, rest assured, our online is different than what students experienced this year in large, online classrooms.