Introducing Your Child to a Great Future in Reading

Kids are being asked to learn more vocabulary words at an earlier age. So it’s natural for some children to struggle to with grade-level word lists and others to excel at vocabulary words. Whether you’d like to see your child catch up or get ahead, finding a reading tutor to help your child improve vocabulary skills is a great decision.

Our reading tutors go far beyond the traditional “copy a word 20 times” approach. Instead, they introduce your child to new vocabulary words through innovative teaching methods, interactive technology and supportive feedback. At Sylvan, striving for an improved vocabulary means turning frustration into confidence. You’ll see the difference when your child lights up with a smile with each vocabulary word mastered.

Explore how we help with vocabulary words

To improve vocabulary skills, our reading tutors teach your child how to:

  • 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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1st Grade Vocabulary

With 1st grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 1st Grade Reading Tutoring.

2nd Grade Vocabulary

With 2nd grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 2nd Grade Reading Tutoring.

3rd Grade Vocabulary

With 3rd grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 3rd Grade Reading Tutoring.

4th Grade Vocabulary

With 4th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 4th Grade Reading Tutoring.

5th Grade Vocabulary

With 5th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 5th Grade Reading Tutoring.

6th Grade Vocabulary and Word Knowledge

With 6th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 6th Grade Reading Tutoring.

7th Grade Vocabulary and Word Knowledge

With 7th grade reading tutoring, your teen will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 7th Grade Reading Tutoring.

8th Grade Vocabulary and Word Knowledge

With 8th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • 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

Learn more about Sylvan Learning's 8th Grade Reading Tutoring.