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Making reading the fun adventure it should be

2nd graders seem to have a million interests (superheroes! spiders! ballet!), and reading is a great way for them to investigate the world around them. We’ll help your 2nd grader improve his or her reading skills, building your child’s confidence and curiosity along the way! Our 2nd grade reading tutors make reading personal and fun, using iPads® and a great rewards system to inspire your 2nd grader to find greater satisfaction in reading. You’ll see real progress with every lesson, and as Sylvan families will tell you, your child will love coming to Sylvan.

With our 2nd grade reading tutoring, your child will learn key reading concepts and skills such as:


  • Read grade-level texts with accuracy
  • Read grade-levels texts aloud at a natural pace
  • Understand how punctuation impacts fluency

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Phonemic Awareness

  • Understand the sounds associated with letters of the alphabet
  • Learn how to build words by blending sounds
  • Recognize that new words can be formed by removing sounds from other words (i.e., remove the /h/ sound from hat to form a new word: at)

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  • Identify letters of the alphabet
  • Easily read and decode words with more than one syllable, including the sounds represented by consonants and vowels, consonant blends and digraphs (for example, block, crumb, strand, chin), vowel digraphs and diphthongs (for example, join, mouse, bee, tea) and r-controlled vowels (for example, car, bear, pier)
  • Break a word down into syllables, or use syllabication
  • Recognize suffixes and inflectional endings (for example, books, started, singing, gladly)
  • Identify compound words

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  • Determine the meaning of a word based on its use
  • Sort familiar words into categories based on their meaning (for example, colors, shapes, etc.)
  • Recognize base words and their inflections (for example, cook, cooks, cooked, cooking)
  • Identify the words that make up a contraction
  • Understand compound words
  • Identify common synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Use knowledge of the root of a word to determine its meaning

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Reading Comprehension

  • Identify the main concept and supporting details of a text
  • Determine what will happen next in a reading selection
  • Relate experiences in a text with real-life experiences and events
  • Ask meaningful questions in order to understand text
  • Answer questions about a text after reading it
  • And much more based on your child's unique reading needs…

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Reading tutoring by grade levels

Our reading programs offer instruction in common topics like phonics and reading comprehension to help your student gain confidence in reading. (Watch them succeed in all subject areas!)


What our parents and students are saying:

“Sylvan has been very supportive with my child’s needs and has greatly improved her grades and confidence.”

Geoff B., Math/Algebra Edge

Start your child on the path to academic success today

Give us a call at (888) 338-2283 or fill out the form to discuss your child’s learning goals and schedule our Insight™ Assessment to accurately determine where your child stands academically.


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