Our reading tutors in Walnut Creek know how to help your child improve his or her reading abilities, leading to more confidence and better results in the classroom and beyond. Whether your child is starting to fall behind, needs some extra practice to reinforce learning or simply wants to get ahead, our talented tutors will provide the practical support he or she needs.

Learning Tailored to Get Results

At Sylvan, we make sure to approach reading tutoring in a way that matches your child’s unique needs. We'll first pinpoint your child’s current level and then recommend the option that will lead to the greatest improvement in scores.

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

This program focuses on helping kids who need extra guidance and support when it comes to getting skills up to grade level. Here's what you can expect with our Personalized Tutoring:

  • Real progress at homework time and at school. We guarantee it!
  • The right support for your child's needs. We undergo a comprehensive reading assessment with your child in order to identify what he or she needs to boost reading competence, comprehension and fluency.
  • Less frustration and more confidence. Our certified reading tutors are committed to making reading fun and challenging, but never frustrating.
  • Affordable prices. We offer hourly rates that are competitive with other tutoring companies and private tutors, so your child can get the reading help he or she needs without breaking your family's budget.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

If your child could use a little extra practice with reading-related homework and tests in order to stay on track in class, this is the program for you. Here’s what’s included with Academic Coaching:

  • In-depth tutoring to develop and boost reading comprehension skills, stay on top of coursework and get ahead in the classroom.
  • Motivational learning sessions that focus on homework help, skill practice and test prep tips, all developed to match your child's unique learning needs.
  • A curriculum that aligns with your child's school for more success in the classroom.
  • Affordable monthly packages that can meet your family's needs and budget.

Advanced Reading and Test Prep (K-12)

If your child is on the fast track but could use some extra support managing a challenging course load, Sylvan’s Advanced Reading Skills course can help your teen get comfortable with and excel at advanced homework and college-level classes. Highlights of this program include:

  • Boosted confidence (and lower stress) for conquering big workloads.
  • Greater efficiency when it comes to tackling advanced reading assignments.
  • Honed time management skills for successfully completing homework and effectively studying for tests with big reading components, like the SAT and ACT.
  • Improved scores on assignments, tests and college entrance exams.
  • Preparation the workloads and expectations of college.
  • Competitive hourly rates that suit your family's budget.

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There's still plenty of time to prepare for success in the new school year. With a detailed Academic Checkup, we can understand how your child is doing in relation to national norms — and use our findings to identify specific skills for improvement. Start now for just $95*!