With an expert reading tutor in Bakersfield on your side, your child’s reading abilities will grow, leading to better results and more confidence in the classroom and beyond. Whether it's help to keep from falling behind, a little extra practice to stay on track or the support to master advanced topics and get ahead, our tutors can help.

We Personalize Our Tutoring Programs

At Sylvan, you'll find several different approaches to reading tutoring that focus on children's unique needs at different stages in their educational journey. We first assess your child’s current level, including any skills gaps or opportunities, and then recommend the right path to ensure the most effective learning experience possible.

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

This program is specifically designed for kids who need extra help to take their reading scores up to their grade level. Here’s what our Personalized Tutoring offers:

  • Greater success in the classroom. With Sylvan, progress is guaranteed!
  • Personalized support. Our in-depth reading assessment gives us insight into what your child requires to boost reading comprehension fluency and competence.
  • Boosted confidence. At Sylvan, our certified reading tutors are dedicated to making reading challenging and enjoyable, but never frustrating.
  • Budget-friendly rates. We offer hourly rates that are competitive with private tutors and other tutoring companies, which means getting the right reading help for your child is affordable.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

This program is a great fit if your child needs extra support with reading-related homework and tests and to stay on track in the classroom. With Academic Coaching, you can expect:

  • Proactive support to strengthen reading comprehension skills and get ahead of the curve at school.
  • Practical lessons that include skill practice, test prep techniques and homework help, all of which are personalized to fit your child's particular needs and goals.
  • A school-aligned curriculum to maximize relevance (and impact!) in class performance.
  • Competitively priced monthly packages to help you get the best reading tutoring while balancing your budget.

Advanced Reading and Test Prep (K-12)

If your child is on the fast track but could benefit from guidance navigating a heavy course load, Sylvan’s Advanced Reading Skills course can help your teen successfully prepare for and excel at accelerated homework and college-level classes. This program offers:

  • Greater confidence (and less frustration) when it comes to taking on heavy workloads.
  • Improved efficiency at finishing reading assignments in accelerated classes.
  • Better time management skills for completing homework and studying for reading-heavy tests like the SAT and ACT.
  • Boosted scores on tests, homework and college entrance exams.
  • Workload preparation for college.
  • Affordable hourly rates that work with your budget.

Start Now with an Academic Checkup!

There's still plenty of time to prepare for success in the new school year. With an Academic Checkup, we can find out how your child measures up to national norms — and learn which areas need extra attention for him or her to achieve more in class. Request one today at your local Sylvan!