Since 2005, we’ve helped students improve their reading comprehension skills.

We’re especially proud of the fact that other educators (teachers and professors) and high profile members of the Princeton University Administration trust us with their children’s academic success and recommend our services to others.

We have a 15+ year track record of supporting students with general reading comprehension, elementary school English, middle school English, high school English, standardized tests (e.g. SAT Writing, SAT English Literature Subject Test, AP English), and more.

Our private 1-on-1 reading comprehension tutors can teach students a number of strategies to improve their comprehension of many different types of passages.

How Does It Work?

  1. Free Consultation – We learn more about your child
  2. A Perfect Tutor Match – Our team thoughtfully matches you with an amazing reading comprehension tutor
  3. Progress Tracking – Stay in the loop with detailed progress reports after every session

Available Online or In-Person

  • Online – Over the past decade, we’ve successfully helped students all over the world using Zoom, virtual whiteboards, and other technologies.
  • In-Person – Locally in the Princeton, NJ area

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • Experience You Can Trust – Near-perfect ratings, 50,000+ hrs of tutoring experience, and 500+ happy reviews
  • Not completely satisfied with a session? Let us know, and we’ll make it right or refund the unused sessions.


# of unsolicited testimonials we’ve received


Hi, I’m Catie.

What parents say about our Reading Comprehension tutors

Our team includes award-winning Princeton University undergrads and Master’s/PhD graduates who are rigorously screened and are extremely effective at communicating the material.

A brief “case study”: 

We were contacted by the mother of a 7th grader to help her daughter improve reading comprehension and prepare for the SSAT.

The student was extremely smart, but she didn’t like to read and it had become clear that her critical reading skills didn’t match her intelligence or her potential.

We developed a strategy and matched her with Jillian, a PhD candidate who completed her Masters at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

The student was initially hesitant about tutoring, but they quickly hit it off, and the mother was EXTREMELY happy with the sessions.

Jillian eventually had to leave the area, so we matched the family with Catie, a graduate of Stanford’s English department and PhD candidate at Princeton.

The transition was smooth and the student continued to thrive.

The family has been meeting weekly for many years, and it’s been extremely rewarding to see the student really start to enjoy reading. The student started out slowly reading aloud basic books and is now critically analyzing and discussing high-level texts!

We regularly track progress

Progress reports are shared after every session so you always know what’s going on.

A Real-Life Example: 

Student: Ida
Tutor: Emilie
Subject(s): English (Reading/Writing) – Middle School
Date: 4/7
Time Tutored: 15:00 – 16:00
Next Scheduled Session: Tue, 04/14 3:00 PM (Online)

Previous Quiz/Test Scores:

Vocab Quizlet – 96%

Material Covered:

Ida and I went over her reading comprehension exercise for homework.

Ida worked on a Quizlet for vocabulary from our previous sessions and told me she scored 96%.

We worked on a figurative language worksheet for our session today, which Ida did well on. We also completed three new vocabulary sheets (12 words).

Additional Comments

I noticed that Ida has improved in vocabulary usage when we write sentences with vocabulary words. Her sentences are beginning to use more detail and she writes them with more speed and accuracy.

There are some areas for usage of parts of a sentence where she could improve (such as commas and gerunds), so we will also incorporate a grammar worksheet alongside reading comprehension, beginning next week.

Assignments for Next Week:

Ida has a new reading comprehension assignment. I have asked her to begin completing the longer writing responses as well as multiple choice questions.

She also has two more vocabulary sheets to work on.

How is your child performing in reading comprehension?


Addresses common student issues

A deep understanding of the subject matter allows us to personalize our approach.

Why is reading comprehension important?

Reading comprehension or critical reading skills are extremely important, and typically developed over a long period of time.

Among many other situations, the critical reading section of the SAT is the most difficult for many students.

This is true not just of ESL students, which you might expect, but for native English speakers as well.

Moreover, high scores on the critical reading section of the SAT are considered particularly impressive from a college admissions standpoint.

Why do some students struggle with comprehension?

One of the most important ways to develop critical reading skills is through reading.

It’s important to read many different types of materials, and to consciously and critically analyze them, to improve one’s ability in this area.

Vocabulary is important as well. If you can’t understand the words, it’s much harder to understand and analyze the meaning.

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“Sessions are going great and we are very happy with the progress Sruthi is making :-)”

R.S., Parent of 9th Grader

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“Sessions are going great and we are very happy with the progress Sruthi is making :-)”

R.S., Parent of 9th Grader

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We’ve produced consistent results over the past 15 years by combining a deep and nuanced understanding of the material, truly world-class tutors, and exceptional customer service.

What else differentiates us?

  • Smaller boutique company
  • Obsessive attention to quality
  • Never any high pressure sales tactics
  • Trusted resource with a strong reputation

We’d love to learn more about your student and see how we might be able to help!

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