Reading is one of the fundamentals that every child needs to learn in order to succeed both in school and in society at large. Yet more people have difficulty with it than one might think. Even in the relatively well-educated US, a substantial amount of people cannot read at more than a grade-school level. Although numbers differ, a 2013 study conducted by the Department of Education concluded that 14% of Americans – 32 million people—are fundamentally illiterate. A strong educational foundation, starting with reading tutoring, is a great way to ensure that your child doesn’t become one of these people.
Strong reading skills are directly associated with better outcomes in a whole range of areas. Americans who know how to read are more likely to succeed in school, earn more, and get married, whereas those who don’t or who struggle with it are more likely to end up in prison, become teen parents, and remain unemployed for long periods of time. Reading tutoring can be a critical component of the educational process for students having difficulty with it. A number of factors can play into a child’s difficulty with this area—reading tutoring with Ascent Tutors will be carefully tutored to your child’s individual strengths and weaknesses to ensure that she or he can fulfill the potential you know is there. Reading tutoring can be one of the best things you’ll ever do to ensure that your child has a rich, fulfilling life. Give Ascent Tutors a call today if you’re ready to get started.