Would I be crazy to look into tutoring for my 2nd grader who is struggling with reading?

Shawnee - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Reading is a difficult subject for my daughter. she wants to read but it's a struggle... is it too soon to look into tutoring for her?

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Amanda - posted on 05/24/2011

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I definitely do not think you are crazy! We started an afterschool and summer tutor when my son was 7! He is now excelling and he LOVES his tutor, which we do occassionally go to with things I am unable to help him with or explain well enough to help him see how it goes!

Noelia - posted on 03/20/2011

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no is never to soon, my son is gifted in math but he was having a hard time in reading he is in 3 grade so I was scare that he faild the fcat(we are from florida) so he when to tutoring and I also put my 1st grader in toutoring too, he is great in reading but strugles in math. the good news it help wanderfuly for my boys, they realy enjoy it and both of them reach 100% Im so proud

Collene - posted on 05/06/2010

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I just put my 8yr son that is in 2nd grade. Into Sylvan Learning for reading and math. I would strongly recommend Tutoring. My son will have the tutoring till Dec. that includes 3 times a week during the summer. I would rather nip the problem know. Then have a child that has to try so hard during the regular year and not get it.

Stephanie - posted on 03/12/2010

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I have a 8 year old with reading problems as well. He actually has a in class tutor who reads to him while he does tests. His grades have improved and he feels more confendent about reading. They say he has communication problems thats while he has problems reading. The teachers should be discussing his reading with you and getting your daughter help. It good to fix the problem now then what till she is in middle school.

Ateh - posted on 03/11/2010

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I think it's OK. I sent my daughter since she was 6 yrs old because I couldn't help her (she's in a Chinese medium school). If she can't read, she'll can't cope with other subjects too. It's just my opinions...

Evelyn - posted on 01/25/2010

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It's a really good idea to have the eyes checked before anything else. My son was tested and they tried to tell me he had a borderline iq however it turned out his eyes weren't functioning properly and now he's taking off in leaps and bounds. He was seeing everything in double vision

Sharon - posted on 01/22/2010

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We had great success with tutoring. Just some special time to focus. 6 months and he was back up to level and more confident

Sarah - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son also was struggling and our school evaluated him and put him into a reading class that taught him how to look at the pictures on the page and then they enjoy and understand more about what they are reading. Go to the book stores and pick easy books and make them read every night before bed. I read a page and then he reads a page. He loves reading now that he understands the story.

Wendy - posted on 01/21/2010

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Your school should provide this extra help and if they say they cant do it then they have to find somewhere that will at no extra cost to you. We have a reding teacher and she has aids. I know not all schools have this but I am sure one in your district has it. I would do it now before it's too late. Fight for her, unfortunatly some schools will try to tell you she is fine, but if you know shes not then dont take no for an answer.
Good Luck!

Javiera - posted on 01/15/2010

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I would have her eyes checked out by an spetialist. When my daughter who has a sweet sisposition started to act up in class I comenced the evaluation whit a PhD in eye and brain development and it turned out she has severe astigmatism, not ADD nor any major trauma. She is now an average reader for her age 8, but the glasses make all the difference

Elizabeth - posted on 01/07/2010

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Check with the school, as well as the local library. I know wheare i am at, which is some what a small town we have resorces for littercey.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/07/2010

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I dont think it would hurt, especially since she is interested. I had troubles with my son and reading, but he didnt want to do it cause it bored him, now he is doing 100% better after myself and his father and the help of the school made this a priority and turned it into something he could enjoy.

Angela - posted on 01/06/2010

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It is never too soon for tutoring. If you think she needs help, get her the help she needs. Before you know it, she will be reading everything she can get her hands on.



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Kerry - posted on 01/02/2010

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my 8 year old boy has struggled at school at everything to socilsing with others to reading and writing. He had loads of extra help in school and then we got him a tutor as well. He has been going there for about 2 1/2 years it has really helped him. We work with the school and the tutor together showing a united front my son has been tested for dyslexier and is not quite at the recomended govement level of having it.
But has just been diagnosed with ADHD.

myself struggled though school and did not get help untill secondery by then alot of the damage was done so all the help you can get go for it.

Ask your school if the could recomend a tutor for her.

Tara - posted on 12/03/2009

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I think it is a GREAT idea!! My oldest also had such a struggle learning to read!! I read with her as much as we could. It made it more difficult i think (for my daughter) because she was highly frustrated that her younger sister (my 2nd daughter they are 12 & 1/2 mos apart) learned to read very easily. But now, my oldest reads very well & way above grade level. She has come to enjoy it, and not despise it like she once did. So I think it is a GREAT idea that you want to give your child an extra hand. So many young adults these days do not have good reading abilities.

Kim - posted on 12/03/2009

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before you try tutoring you should ask her teacher what he/she thinks is causing the difficulty. Is it lack of interest or something else? Maybe, get her evaluated? It is never too soon to be proactive. good luck and happy holidays :)

Paula - posted on 11/13/2009

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No! Reading is very important and everything in school will be so much harder for her otherwise. Before I did that, though, I would work more on reading at home by finding ways that are fun for her and see if that works. I couldn't read until I was in 4th grade. What got a fire under my but was finding books that I Loved to read. One of my teachers used to have us read with her, I'd read a paragraph, she'd read a paragraph and if there was a class mate, they'd read a paragraph and then we would start over again...my teacher introduced me to The American Girl's series and I went from "Do we have to?" to "Can we read? Hurry hurry, we gotta get this done so we have time to read today!" I started and never stopped! Maybe that's what she needs..

Cindy - posted on 11/11/2009

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no not crazy! I have a similar problem and he gets extra help during school but I still would like more for him so he doesnt struggle so much with reading.

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