Author Archive | Reading
[A note about gender language: he and she are used in alternating sections of the book. This section uses the masculine.] The best way to deal with most motivation and behavior problems is by giving students a taste of success. That success, along with an adult’s undivided attention for an hour or two a week, […]
Sylvia Keepers is available to give talks and interactive presentations on several topics related to tutoring kids and coaching tutors and teachers. In connection with some of these events she offers, by arrangement, free introductory tutoring in speed reading for teens. She also will be available to discuss these and take questions online through the […]
Helping Teens Become Enthusiastic Independent Readers: Strategies and Techniques Sylvia offers a 1.25 to 1.5-hour presentation for parents and teachers on reading comprehension (“teaching kids how to read their textbooks without dying of boredom”) or on reading speed (“teaching your teen to read faster AND understand more”). Parents will be interested in ACT prep, and […]
You have not only helped our son, you have helped our entire family.
—Parents of a 14-year-old who suffered a head trauma, and had to completely re-learn to read
I gave [the 17-year-old student] a trial ACT test before and after his 6-week speed reading course with you. His score jumped from 20 to 25 on the reading section. I'm sure the improvement was because he finished all the questions the second time around.
—Private school placement consultant
She gets to school with all her assignments done now, and they're not only readable—they're neat!
—Mother of an 8-year-old who received help in handwriting and organizational skills.
Before tutoring, assignments were unreadable and often found under the couch!