Make Time for Reading

I love to read! Reading fiction in the evening when I get home from work helps me relax, even if I can only find 15-20 minutes to sit down with a mystery novel on my Kindle. Through books I can meet interesting characters, and see what it’s like inside their heads. I can go on exciting adventures, and explore new places.

"Reading Time"; Creative Commons License BY-NC 2.0Reading books is especially important for children. Reading is a skill that takes a lot of practice, and childhood is a great time to get a lot of practice reading. The more kids read, the more they develop confidence in their ability to read, and the more they enjoy reading. As a reading teacher, I generally recommend that children in 1st-3rd grade spend between 15-30 minutes a day reading in books that are the right level of difficulty for them.

At TMC Tutoring, we make sure our students have time to read each day, and we encourage them to read for pleasure. Our volunteer tutors support students by helping them choose books at the right level of difficulty, by encouraging and helping students as they read aloud, and also by reading books out loud to the students.

As this great flyer explains, children benefit more from spending 20 minutes reading in a book they can read with ease and confidence, than with a book that they find too challenging and frustrating.1

TMC Tutoring begins in October. We are currently enrolling students (1st-3rd graders from McTigue Elementary) and recruiting volunteers. For more information about our program, or to volunteer or to enroll a child, please contact me by phone. Click on the photo below for my contact information.

TMC Tutoring Flyer