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Are you worried that your child is
behind in reading?


Root Reading Tutors is an online tutoring service designed to help emerging and struggling readers learn to read on or above grade level. All lessons are based on the Science of Reading and taught in one-on-one sessions by a certified teacher. With Root Reading Tutors, your child will learn to read through step-by-step lessons, interactive activities, and fun reading games!


If you are ready to help your child become a confident reader, sign up for a free consultation  to get started with reading tutoring!


How Can Root Reading Tutors Help?


 Your child will learn to recognize letter-sound patterns with phonemic awareness and phonics lessons. These lessons will be the building blocks to helping your child break words into parts and read them correctly. 


During the dictation portion of our lessons, your child will listen to words read aloud and practice spelling out the spoken sounds. 


Fluent readers are able to read words quickly, accurately, and with expression. Your child will become more fluent over time with repetition and fluency drills. As reading fluency improves, so will reading comprehension.


Each lesson includes time for your child to practice answering questions that build critical thinking skills. Your child will get help understanding and retelling a story with confidence!


started Root Reading Tutors to provide intervention for students who are falling behind in reading.

I am a former elementary school teacher with experience teaching and tutoring students of all ages.

 I hold a master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education with additional coursework in reading instruction from Goucher College. I've taught in multiple states and I currently hold a teaching certificate in Maryland. 


When I am not teaching children to read, I love playing with my chihuahua, Shiloh!

Meet your tutor!

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Ms. Arielle, founder & lead tutor of root reading tutors

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What grades do you tutor?
    Root Reading Tutors is designed for students reading below a third grade reading level.
  • Who will tutor my child?
    You can trust that a competent, compassionate teacher will tutor your child. All of our tutors are current or former state-certified teachers with extensive experience in teaching reading.
  • What equipment and materials will my child need?
    All lessons are taught online using Zoom. You will receive your unique Zoom link during enrollment. Your child will need a stable internet connection and a computer, laptop, or tablet. Chromebooks and cell phones do not have the necessary capabilities for tutoring.
  • How often will my child need tutoring?
    Struggling readers require frequent lessons and practice to improve their reading levels. We meet 2 or 3 times each week. Each lesson is 30 minutes.
  • How much will tutoring cost?
    Each session is $25, billed monthly.
  • How long will it take to see results?
    Great question! Every child learns at a different pace, so the results and length of commitment will be different for everyone. There is a progress check every 6 weeks. Unlike many other tutoring services, we don't lock you into a long-term contract. We’re happy to help your child for as long or as little as needed.
  • Is tutoring worth the investment?
    Absolutely! Parents of children who receive tutoring report seeing an increase in confidence, academic performance, and a more positive attitude towards learning. When your child works with an expert reading tutor, you'll save time and have peace of mind knowing that they will be getting the help they need to read on grade level.
  • Will you help with homework?
    Not directly. Our tutoring goes deeper than homework help and is more like intervention. We focus on finding and filling your child's foundational reading gaps. We don’t focus on keeping your child afloat with school assignments. However, as your child becomes stronger in foundational reading skills, homework time will become a breeze.
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