Edwards Learning Center personalize reading tutoring provides personal attention and confidence that students need to thrive.

Beginning Readers

Reading begins with Phonemic Awareness. Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the smallest sound a letter makes. By focusing on letter shapes and sounds, new readers are able to transition through the reading stages easily and confidently.

Emerging Readers

The next step after Phonemic Awareness has been mastered is to master decoding and phonics skills as well as pertinent sight words. Edwards Learning Centers’ comprehensive approach to teaching phonics focuses on auditory, visual, and kinesthetic activities that help students quickly master phonetic skills.

Reading Comprehension

The ability to comprehend what has just been read is the most important skill a student can master because it increases performance in every other academic subject on a permanent basis. Edwards Learning Center help students master the six core comprehension skills: Understanding Main Idea, Recalling Facts, Vocabulary in Context, Identifying Inferences, Sequencing, and Drawing Conclusions.

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”

- Katherine Patterson