Transition to College With Ease
Have you noticed that your teenager’s reading workload is multiplying with each year of school? Just imagine what it will be like when your son or daughter heads to college! There’s no question that success in school depends on the ability to read effectively, and that’s why so many college-bound teens take advantage of our Advanced Reading Strategies program.
In Advanced Reading Strategies at Sylvan of Peoria, your son or daughter will learn how to master strategic reading skills that can help improve speed and comprehension. During each class, the advanced reading tutors at our center in Peoria will work with your son or daughter to:
- Identify and eliminate poor reading habits.
- Increase reading speed, comprehension and recall.
- Build the skills and strategies that effective readers use.
- Develop a flexible reading strategy based on the type of content being read.
Make a positive impact on SAT and ACT scores
While we don’t specifically cover the SAT and ACT tests in Advanced Reading Strategies, the skills your teen is learning can make a positive impact on both tests.
On the SAT, 66 percent of the verbal score is based on passage-based reading. Meanwhile, on the ACT, the reading and science sections make up 50 percent of your teen’s final scores. Your son or daughter has to be able to read 300 words per minute to finish all the reading passages and have time to answer the questions.
The reading tutors at Sylvan of Peoria teach three critical skills that can contribute to higher test scores: speed, comprehension and recall. We make time a non-factor on the reading portions of the SAT and ACT, so your teen can increase his or her scores.