When it comes to reading ability, the right reading tutor in Durham can make all the difference to your child's confidence and achievements in school — and beyond. Whether your child is falling behind, needs extra practice to stay on track or wants to get ahead of the pack, our tutors can provide the targeted support he or she needs to succeed.

Different Programs for Different Needs

In order to ensure your child is learning in a way that best meets his or her needs, Sylvan provides a range of approaches to reading tutoring. 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 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:

  • Success at school and during homework time. Measurable progress is guaranteed!
  • The exact support needed. Using a detailed reading assessment, we get to know which skills need attention in order to improve reading fluency, comprehension and competence.
  • No more frustration. We design personalized learning plans and continually adjust them to ensure that reading is challenging and fun.
  • Competitive rates. Getting the best reading support is affordable! Our hourly rates compare with private tutors and other tutoring companies.

Academic Coaching (K-8)

Choose this program if your child needs just a little extra support to stay on track with reading-related schoolwork. Here what our Academic Coaching offers:

  • Practical tutoring to develop and hone reading comprehension skills, stay up-to-date with homework and boost results in class.
  • Learning sessions that feature skill practice, homework help and test prep tips, all focused on meeting your child's unique needs.
  • An up-to-date curriculum that aligns with your school to make a greater impact in the classroom.
  • Competitively priced monthly packages that work with your family's needs and budget.

Advanced Reading and Test Prep (K-12)

If your son or daughter is on the fast track and could use a little guidance tackling heavy course loads, Sylvan’s Advanced Reading Skills course can help your teen adapt to and become proficient at accelerated courses and college-level classes. This program offers:

  • More confidence (and less stress) for tackling big workloads
  • Efficiency at completing reading assignments in advanced courses
  • Better time management for completing homework and studying for tests that have a significant reading component — including the SAT and ACT
  • Higher scores on homework, tests, and on college entrance exams
  • Preparation for college workloads and high expectations
  • Competitive hourly rates

Act Now to Enjoy Our Limited-Time Offer

There's still plenty of time to prepare for success in the new school year. With a detailed Academic Checkup, we can assess your child's academic skills in relation to national norms — and use the results to pinpoint specific skills and knowledge that need extra attention. Start now for just $95*!