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nicole11
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Does anyone know a great tutor in mancelona area for a boy that's going into 2nd grade but reading at a k to 1st grade level, i need help please?

i took my son to sylvan and i cant afford over 1,000 dollars a month. I need a tutor for just the reading, comprehension, phonics area. if you can lead me some where closer than i am now please help, I have his asst. so all i need is a teacher/tutor. thanks
In Topics: Helping my child with reading, Working with tutors
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KidAngel
Nov 4, 2010
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I would contact your local High School and ask to speak to the Guidance Counselor for recommendations of Junior and Seniors that are willing to tutoring children after school. Many high school students make great tutors for the young ones!
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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, I'm sorry to hear your son is struggling with reading. I don't personally know of a tutor in your area, but here are some other ideas to consider for helping to improve your son's reading skills...

1.) Consider purchasing the award-winning Headsprout reading software for young readers. With Headsprout, "learning to read is a fun adventure with...[a] cast of animated characters that helps capture kids’ imaginations." Plus, it's only $198 for 80 episodes. You can learn more about it here: http://www.education.com/e-learning/reading-software/

2.) If you are referring to Mancelona, Michigan, the Mancelona Township Library is having a summer reading and arts program for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade on Wednesdays in July, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Pre-registration is requested, and forms are available at the Library. More info here: http://www.upnorthlife.com/mancelona/

3.) This summer, Education.com is hosting a Summer Activities Challenge that includes a drawing for prizes for families who complete 20 activities by August 31. Consider doing reading activities with your son this summer - you could win a Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook computer!

Here are links to reading activities for 1st and 2nd graders:
http://www.education.com/activity/first-grade/reading/
http://www.education.com/activity/second-grade/reading/

More information about the challenge is here: http://www.education.com/summer-activities-challenge/

4.) Education.com has also compiled a Summer Reading info center you might review for ideas to encourage your son with his reading:
http://www.education.com/seasonal/summer-reading/

Good luck - I hope you find the above resources helpful.
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LDSolutions
LDSolutions , Child Professional writes:
When a child has a learning difference, they need a very specialized reading or tutoring program.  Children with learning disabilities are usually unable to follow the school’s curriculum.  They cannot learn using standardized worksheets and workbooks.  

To teach a child with a learning difference how to read, the teacher must begin with the recognition of the letters, the sounds of the letters, and the sounds of letter combinations (phonemes).   This teacher needs to be a specialized and trained teacher in Orton-Gillingham  - or any other program used for students with learning differences.  It must be an extremely structured program that is systematic and cumulative.  This means that, like a pyramid, the base or foundation must first be strong enough to support the entire structure.  With a solid and strong foundation students will be able to recognize words through decoding.  Usually after a student has mastered the decoding process, the fluency and comprehension will follow.  

A specialized and well -trained teacher or tutor of students with learning disabilities will also enhance executive functioning skills, which are often quite weak in students with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing disorder and ADHD.  These students also will need to learn one-on-one with very few distractions in a multisensory, structured learning environment.  

Call your local IDA (International Dyslexia Association) to see if there is a local tutor or program in your area.
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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
You will be surprised at how much you yourself can help your child in reading.  Choose a book of interest, do a picture walk of the book.  A picture walk is when you flip through the pages only looking at the pictures, you may ask questions, like what do you think they are doing here, etc. this makes you child aware of the picture clues, sometimes in early stage reading picture clues help with finding the words.  Now, it's time to read the book, allow your child to read the best of their ability to you, with your help figuring out unknown words, you can try sounding the words out, looking for clues from pictures or from text.  Once you've read the book, read the same book again, this time your child may remember some of the difficult words from before while it's still fresh in their minds, when you've finished the book, read the book again.  By the 3rd time, your child will move much more easily through the words.  Practice this daily, you will still improvement almost immediately.  Remember-1-picture walk, 2-read the book, 3-read the book, 4-read the book and 5-discuss what the book was about, take time to think and ask questions "What do you think the story is about?" "What do you think is happening?" "What was the setting of this story?" "Who was the main character?"  These type questions will help your child with comprehension.  Next, with the words that your child may have had trouble with, take a pack of index cards and write the word on the card to use later as flash cards or build your own word wall.  Just a little attention from you will go a long ways in your child's reading success!  Have fun!
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SamanthaSnj
SamanthaSnj writes:
There is a great tutoring site I have used before called cardinal scholars. They are amazing and provide online or in person tutoring. The prices are decent and they are really knowledgable.
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