Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading Group Classes range from 2-4 students. This class size allows the tutor to work closely with each student in the class–at approximately a third less than the price of individual tutoring sessions. Classes meet once a week for 1.5 hours.

In order to group students of similar reading levels together, Summer Reading classes are divided into two broad groups: Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (9-12). As enrollment increases, these groups are further refined by grade level and reading ability.


Educational Goals

Reading skills and critical thinking are essential for student learning. Continuing to read and explore new ideas throughout the summer can help students to improve not only in ELA but across a whole range of subjects.

Our Summer Reading classes are designed to provide a weekly forum for students to read, to think, to ask questions, and to interact with other students. The primary goal is to build students’ confidence in their reading ability, critical thinking, and ability to communicate their own ideas. Each week, we focus on 2-3 different kinds of reading: science writing, mysteries, famous speeches, fiction, poetry, persuasive arguments, and human-interest stories.

More specifically, the educational goals of Summer Reading Group Classes include

  • Knowledge of Different Genres and Styles of Writing
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Close Reading
  • Critical Thinking
  • Imaginative Thinking (Thinking Outside the Box)



Group courses are held at a central location that works for all students in the class. We will do our best to find a class time that fits your schedule.


Reading Curriculum

The reading curriculum will vary depending on students’ prior reading. But below are some of the materials that may be used.


  Science Writing Mystery Famous Speeches Essays and Argument Fiction and Poetry
Middle School
High School