Does Your Child Need a Reading Tutor? Try an Online Teacher!

If your child seems to have trouble with his reading, the time to catch it and help him is now.

Dad is concerned about his son's reading problem.

Early help is best!

But I believe readers can be saved at any age, if a parent or teacher takes special notice and doesn’t stop until the help is made available.

You may want to have the child tested, and maybe the school will offer you help and guidance.

In the meantime, though, there are things you can do at home.

Listen to your child read. Talk about what she’s reading. Ask her opinion on various things she reads. Why does she like it? Hate it? What was the best part? Why did the little girl make the choice she did? Or, how do you think the little boy felt?

Basically, “What do you think?”

Mother and 1st grader read together for fun and for mom to check progress.

Why do you think Peter did that, sweetie?

If her answers are clear and upbeat, things are probably good.

But if she avoids the discussion like the plague, won’t talk about it, or gets irritated or upset when you ask about reading—look a little closer.

Check with her teacher. Observe her reading habits. Build time into the day to read together, just for pure pleasure. Let her see you reading. All of these things should help propel her down a healthy path to reading success and achievement.

But if you’re worried—make a comment below, please! Or get in touch with me here. Pay attention now and avoid the many possible pitfalls down the road.

Believe me, it’s worth the time invested!

Tell me about your child. Do you have any worries or concerns? Talk to me below, and I guarantee I’ll talk back.

3 Responses to “Does Your Child Need a Reading Tutor? Try an Online Teacher!”

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  1. Paula says:

    Hi, Jana.

    The very first thing to do is talk to his teacher. She will almost definitely know whether he can read or not.

    If, for some reason she let’s you down, go to his teacher from the year before. Often if a teacher isn’t “clicking” with a child, and doesn’t seem to understand what you’re asking, a teacher from a previous year can give you insight about what your child can and can’t do. It may not be totally up to date, but it will be accurate.

    If even that doesn’t help you, it’s time to ask the school counselor for help. Hopefully they will listen to you.

    No matter what happens there, I suggest you tell me more, if you can, or get in touch with me through my page to talk.

    I feel sure that I can spend a bit of time with your son on Skype and give you some more information.

    If you don’t know what Skype is, let me know! It’s available to everyone!

  2. Jana139 says:

    My boy is 8, and he is reading a little. But he doesn’t read much at all. I can’t get him to do homework, I can’t get him to pick up a book.

    Tell you the truth, I don’t know if he really can read very well. I’v been worrying about it because he is always doing other things, but never reads, not even the games on a cereal box. Shouldn’t he be reading by now, for his own stuff, like vid games or things like that?

    I don’t know if I should worry, but I am. He won’t read to me no matter what I ask him. I just want to hear him read.

    What should I do, do you think?

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