22 Reading Tutorials

These Reading tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Reading help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Jalapeno Bagels

This lesson meets several grade level standards. Students will: Learn that every story has a main idea and supporting details. Find the main idea and several supporting details in a news story.

Speed reading

Often times in life a person must consume a vast amount of information in a short amount of time. So how does an individual make the most of their time when faced with such situations? The answer is speed reading. So what or how does one speed read?

Once Upon A Classic

The modern form of entertainment boasts a canvas of technological options. Decades ago, the medium of choice was the impromptu and improvisational storytelling milieu, in all its pomp and circumstance, set amidst nature or the proverbial town square.

Python Programming Introduction

For lack of a Computer Science subject, I have labeled this tutorial under “Reading”. Programming is an important skill and is used for robotics, gaming, and many other applications. This tutorial can help you get started with Python by showing you a simple command line game. Python generally reads like plain English, so it will…

the devil is in the details

Many applications end up in the round file because the applicant does not have “finesse” when writing. There are about fifty culprits lurking in pairs that can sabotage your chances for obtaining many of the jobs you desire. Knowing when to use “pairs” correctly can make or break your chances for employment. When you made…

Understanding the non-GMO movement

The following is a reading comprehension exercise. Read the article, then answer the questions to the best of your ability with complete, grammatically correct sentences.

Dilemma In Denmark

The Biblical character of Goliath emanated from one of five city states of the Philistines and is described as a giant Philistine warrior who was defeated by an undaunted opponent. According to the Book of Samuel: David, the future king of the ancient Israelites, felled Goliath in one strike. The significance of this battle has…

A Journey On The HMS Bounty

The English navigator Henry Hudson, set out to discover a northwest passage through the Arctic Circle to Asia. His crew became disillusioned with the New York based voyage and cast Hudson away as they commandeered the ship as their own. In 1611, the English captain was left abandoned to fend for his survival and was…

Notes on Wordsworth’s “The world is too much with us.”

Notes on Wordsworth’s “The world is too much with us.” [Note: When poems do not have titles, it is traditional to assign the first line as the title, as is the case with Wordsworth’s sonnet.] Like Charlotte Smith before him (“To Melancholy”), Wordsworth writes a Petrarchan sonnet—which contains an octet (abbaabba) and a sestet (either…

Learning to Decipher Challenging Writing and Old English

Writers, even the historical ones, have feelings. I know that that is a shocking thing to realize, but it’s true. When you learn to connect with what feelings any given writer is trying to express, it makes it easy to understand passages that otherwise seemed to be too wordy or complex.