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Giving your teen an edge for the future

If you have college aspirations for your teen, get ready. As we like to say, 8th grade is the new 11th grade, meaning it’s already time to start thinking about the path to college. Our 8th grade reading tutoring program is a great place to start, whether you’re trying to help your teen turn B’s into A’s, frustration into confidence or regular classes into advanced classes. With your teen’s personal learning plan as a guide, our 8th grade reading tutors use the latest teaching methods and interactive technology, such as iPads®, to build your teen’s reading skills and inspire success.

With our 8th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn key math concepts and skills such as:

Vocabulary and Word Knowledge

  • Continue to build vocabulary and integrate new words into current vocabulary
  • Attack words in larger chunks
  • Analyze words for roots and affixes, including Greek and Latin roots

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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

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

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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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Towson, MD 21204

(888) 338-2283