Mission

Decoding is not reading. Reading is thinking. – Chris Tovani, I Read It But I Don’t Get It.

At the Reading Corner we will work with students to make them better "thinkers". Reading is a method of communication that ties into all other forms of communication i.e.- reading for learning, writing and rhetoric.

Our tutors WILL work with you to:

  • Establish a purpose for the session. What does the student want to accomplish with their tutoring time?
  • Practice critical reading skills. Tutors may assign practice activities to complete and review during the tutoring session. Including:
    • Main Idea (implied/explicit)
    • Context Clues
    • Inference
    • Author’s tone and purpose
    • Supporting details
    • Organizational patterns
    • and more
  • Understand classroom reading assignments.
  • Support Vocabulary development.
  • Provide an opportunity to use academic language.

Our tutors WILL NOT:

  • Complete homework assignments.
  • Guarantee a certain grade on any assignment.