Strong reading comprehension skills are essential to a successful academic career.
Smarthinking’s live tutoring support for reading is devoted to helping students with reading comprehension, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Students can work one-on-one with expert educators using our advanced whiteboard, uploading documents or links when needed, to address reading comprehension, pronunciation, vocabulary building, understanding reading assignments, answering reading study questions, and responding to readings. Tutors assist students with reading comprehension by asking questions about segments of text, reframing reading comprehension questions for students, and creating concept maps.
Tutors help students with vocabulary by using the concept of word families, that is, by showing students words that have similar constructions. Tutors can also use vocabulary words in sentences and prompt students to respond with their own examples. Students in lower grade levels can receive help sounding out words when tutors show them similarly spelled words or use symbols to indicate phonetics.