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Reading

Can your child explain the gist of a reading passage before judging it on its merits? If not, our tutors can show your child how to comprehend and evaluate all or part of an essay, article, fable, novel, short story, play, or work of non-fiction.

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SoundSpell

Want your child to read and write before entering first grade? To win spelling bees in second? To write wonderful essays in third? To be an avid reader by fourth? If “yes,” then your child needs SoundSpell.

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Writing

Writing well can be daunting. We take the pain out of the exercise by teaching your child specific ways to develop his paragraphs and essays. The tutor will guide your child through all stages of drafting, editing, and revising to produce a polished piece.

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Grammar

By learning English grammar, your child can add spice and relish to his prose. Our tutors focus on teaching grammar-based writing so that your child learns to craft sentences that are varied, clever, concise, and error-free.

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Vocabulary

Building a rich vocabulary is vital to reading, writing, and finessing standardized achievement tests. Our tutors can show your child how to learn new words and use them effectively.

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SAT Verbal Prep

Worried about the SAT? Our tutors can ease your child’s fears by teaching him how to write the essay and by showing him ways to maximize his critical reading and writing scores.

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
  • Tutoring services specialized in all reading and English language subjects K-12 (See Tutoring Subjects)
  • A cozy tutoring center with private tutoring rooms that provide the education resources of a classroom
  • A tutoring program tailored to meet the specific needs of your child
  • Personalized one-to-one attention from tutors dedicated to instructing students in reading comprehension, phonics, writing, grammar, vocabulary, reasoning, and in the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT
  • A chance to “try out” our service with an introductory plan that includes 3 tutoring sessions plus diagnostic testing with a follow-up assessment and instruction guideline
  • An experienced, enthusiastic tutor with a B.A. or graduate degree in English or related field and specialized training from Avid Readers
  • Competitive rates and flexible scheduling
  • A local establishment that has served Montgomery County, Maryland students faithfully for over 20 years
WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN EXPECT
  • To read fluently, understand clearly, and write well at every grade level
  • To excel in school by learning to read and write with our unique SoundSpell phonics program
  • To earn better grades on English tests and on reading and writing assignments from school
  • To get the skills and knowledge needed to improve critical reading and writing scores on the SAT
  • To have a competent, compassionate, and inspiring tutor
Localities We Serve

Get help from specialized reading & writing tutors serving Germantown, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, N. Potomac, Boyds, Clarksburg, Poolesville, Damascus, Darnestown, Urbana, and other cities in Montgomery County, Maryland.