2nd grade tutoring

2nd Grade Reading Tutors

Is your second grader still struggling with reading? Don’t wait any longer.

A Viva Phonics tutor will provide reading tutoring lessons to help your child become a strong, confident reader.

Does your child need 2nd Grade Reading Tutoring?

We offer online reading help for second graders. Our second-grade reading tutoring lessons include a review of first-grade, kinder, and pre-k skills as needed. Review first grade expectations. 

What should second graders know in reading? Let’s start with phonics and word recognition.

Phonics and Word Recognition Expectations

Standard: Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
What it means: A student should be able to accurately read the words fin, fine, hid, and hide. The can do this if they apply the short and long-vowel sound correctly.

Standard: Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
What it means: A few other vowel teams second graders should know how to read and spell are oi as in soil, ou as in shout, and oa as in soap.

Standard: Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
What it means: These might include: umpire, priceless, and blindfold.

Standard: Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
What it means: Some common prefixes and suffixes second graders will learn are pre-, re-, -ly, and -est. This will help them read words such as rewind, replay, quickly, and quickest.

Standard: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
What it means: Students in second grade should be able to read and understand the difference between haul and hall and paws and pause.

Standard: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
What it means: Second graders should also be able to read words that aren’t so easily decodable such as enough, wound, and through.

Based on 11 reviews.
Angel Abrego Ramírez
Angel Abrego Ramírez
2022-03-07
Verified
I totally recommend the Viva Phonics program. It is very well thought and organized and I’m really proud about the progress my son has made. I like the way that each session is structured, and my son loves it too. It has the right combination of games, repetition and practice. I like the way he gets immediate feedback and learning is corrected and or reinforced on the spot. His teacher is amazing and knows very well how to keep him engaged. They’re good. You can see that they are professional and they know what they’re doing.
Diane Weaverdc
Diane Weaverdc
2022-03-02
Verified
My daughter is in first grade and hated to read and was behind in her reading. She is now reading daily, enjoying it, and right on track with her progress. Her instructor, Nicole, does great with her and plays a variety of games to keep her engaged.
Amanda Ciesinski
Amanda Ciesinski
2022-03-01
Verified
We’ve worked with Viva Phonics for almost three years. We value the instruction, continuity, tailored approach, and feedback we receive from everyone there.
estela jaramillo
estela jaramillo
2022-02-25
Verified
Great program! My son had zero confidence when reading, and wanted nothing to do with it. He recently asked if he could pick out books from the library! Ms. Allison has been great with him, and he enjoys his weekly classes with her.
Joanna H.
Joanna H.
2022-01-28
Verified
My 7 year old is showing so much progress since we started in November. His 2nd grade teacher began to notice improvements after just 3 weeks of beginning the sessions. I am very grateful that we found this program! Ms. Allison and Mrs. Angelica are awesome!!
LaToya Jenkins
LaToya Jenkins
2021-08-13
Verified
I noticed that my daughter was having issues with decoding multi-syllable words. As a certified teacher, I tried to help her, but we were "bumping heads". While being a virtual learner in 3rd grade half of last year, I signed her up for Viva Phonics. Her former tutor Ms. Ellen and her current tutor Mrs. Angelica has helped her to fill in the missing gaps with her reading. I am highly impressed with the growth that my daughter has gained since starting the program. I would recommend Viva Phonics to anyone who has a struggling reader.
K Zametin
K Zametin
2021-05-03
Verified
We could not be happier with the results for our 7yo son. He was struggling in class, being bored and confused most of the time (especially with virtual learning setting). One-on-One approach helped build his confidence and skills set. Ms. Ellen is wonderful, attentive, supportive and kind. The approach works and we are hoping to meet all the goals!
Sherri Bregand
Sherri Bregand
2020-10-13
Verified
My son has struggled in reading from the start. We had tried many different programs and tutors with no success and just more tears and frustration. Within a week of starting with Angelica my son said he liked his meeting with her and was excited to learn. In the time we have been working with Angelica he has come leaps and bounds from where he was. He is reading with confidence and excited about it. He wants to read and is so excited to sit down with a book and read to us, it’s not a fight anymore. Angelica has put a love of reading and learning back into my child. I would highly recommend her for any child who is behind or struggling. She has a gentle approach, yet keeps him very focused and engaged during each session.
Amy Morris
Amy Morris
2019-02-27
Verified
Angelica has been wonderful with my two girls! She is Amazing! My girls where not confident in reading before starting with Angelica. Now they are feeling confident and excited to tutor with her during the week.
Nichole C
Nichole C
2019-02-26
Verified
My daughter has had difficulties reading since she began school. We have tried other tutoring programs with varying degrees of success. Since starting Viva Phonics, I have seen my daughter gain confidence and a love for reading. My daughter feels successful after every tutoring session. As a parent, I am always kept well informed of my daughter's progress. I cannot recommend this service enough, and grateful to Angelica and the Viva Phonics program.

My son worked with Viva Phonics for his entire 2nd grade school year. We saw tremendous improvement over the course of 9 months–his confidence and his grades are proof of that! 

Wanda J., Mom of a 2nd grader

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The assessment step is used to determine the student’s needs. We utilize a series of short assessments to check your child’s current literacy development.

  • Nonsense Word Reading Fluency
  • Word Reading Fluency
  • Oral Reading Fluency

Students finishing second grade should read 94 words per minute or more with at least 96% accuracy.

How fluently should second graders read? According to DIBELS, a trusted screening measure, students finishing second grade should read 94 words per minute or more with at least 96% accuracy.

If you think your second grader might be struggling with reading, schedule a free reading screening. We can evaluate if your second grader could benefit from one of our reading tutors.

A reading tutor can help your 2nd grader get back on track!

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angelica@vivaphonics.com