Palo Alto Tutor – The Reading Clinic – Reading, Writing, Comprehension, Expression & Math Tutoring in Palo Alto
Los Altos, CA 94022
Serving Cupertino, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Sunnyvale
Since 1997, The Reading Clinic has offered one-to-one tutoring in reading, spelling, writing, language comprehension and math. Using research-based, multi-sensory programs, The Reading Clinic focuses on enhanced academic performance and self-esteem. We provide students with a safe and accepting environment, engaging them in an ongoing process of discovery. In the dialogue-based format, students are better able to follow directions, stay on task, take more risks, complete assignments, and feel good about themselves.
The Reading Clinic identifies a students basic needs and creates a tailored solution. The results are measurable, significant and most importantly, last a lifetime.
Here at The Reading Clinic we do a comprehensive assessment to find out what is going to work best for your child. Based on this assessment and interviews with you regarding your child’s academic needs we can determine the best possible support program to get your child on track for learning success.
The hard part can come at that early stage when you are trying to determine whether your child needs the extra support offered by The Reading Clinic. What are the areas that are warning signs of learning challenges? If you are unsure whether your child needs extra support in their academic growth consider the following. These common milestones can be the indicators you need to decide how best to support your child’s learning.
These early language skills are the building blocks to communication and reading. If your child is missing any of these skills or is struggling with them if can present roadblocks to later learning.
The ability to recognize, read, and spell early muscle words is the next natural progression in language based learning. As academic work becomes more reading and retention based, making sure your child has ample opportunity to excel in these areas are essential to academic success.
At this important stage your child should not only being making steady progress in their academic pursuits but should be putting those language skills to use. Children begin to gather more information from written works and their vocabulary and use of new words should be increasing quickly. Expectations for children to seek out information more independently grow here and they will be expected to communicate that information more effectively.
Written language skills are one more tool to add to their academic toolkit in addition to verbal communication and reading. As your child progresses through their up through their school grade the expectation to be an effective communicator through written language increases. Success in this area becomes more and more important as they advance to higher academic levels. Establishing these skills early is important to later grade success.
A strong foundation in mathematics is as important as a strong foundation in Reading comprehension and communication skills. Math is skill that is used every day and having even the smallest set back in one or more areas can make for future academic difficulties.
Having the skills to succeed is all for nothing if a child cannot manage the tasks in front of him or her. Showing care and respect for one’s work while keeping in mind due dates and deadlines will help your child build a strong working ethic in regards to their academic growth.
If you feel as though any of the questions listed above pertain to your child, give The Reading Clinic a all. We can help you and your child get back on the road to success in school and in life!