Have you ever wanted to travel back in time to the decks of a pirate ship? How about to a futuristic England where everyone lives under the thumb of a totalitarian dictatorship? Or a mystical land of dwarves, elves, and epic battles? Literature and reading makes all this possible (in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, George Orwell’s 1984, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, respectively). Not only is reading one of the basic skills required to function as a citizen of New York and the United States – it also brings alive a world of possibilities. But it can be frustrating and difficult for some, especially when English isn’t your first language. Reading tutoring can help your child open his or her eyes to the joy of literature. Research has conclusively demonstrated that reading is vastly superior to television or video games when it comes to preparing children for success in school and later on in life. Reading tutoring is a great way to launch your child on the right path in terms of his or her choices in entertainment.

Reading proficiency also opens up a world of career possibilities. All of the most lucrative professions in the New York area require finely-honed reading skills – lawyers must be able to read case studies and legal briefs, doctors must be able to interpret charts and medical textbooks, and even brokers and bankers must be able to read prospectuses and financial reports. There’s no shortcut to success without reading, so reading tutoring is a must for students who are having difficulty with this crucial topic.

At Ascent Tutors, we have a bank of talented and gifted tutors with expertise in teaching reading to children of all levels and in all circumstances. If your child is struggling with English as a second language, we can find a reading tutor fluent both in English and your native language so that the gap can be bridged easily and effectively. If your child has a learning or developmental disability, we have plenty of teachers with experience and/or certification teaching under special circumstances. If your child finds reading boring or unpleasant, we can find a reading tutor who specializes in teaching the joys of reading and finding books that will appeal to an individual student. Many avowed reading-haters just haven’t found the right book yet. Whatever the individual circumstances may be, reading tutoring can make all the difference in launching your child on a lifelong path to a love of books and literature – a love that can lead to a better career and a better life. So if you’re ready to start looking for a reading tutor, give Ascent Tutors a call today and get started on that path.