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Advance Your Child’s Reading Skills With The Best 1st Grade Tutors in New Jersey

At Genie Academy, we give your child a head start on literacy with the best first-grade tutors in New Jersey. Our curriculum is aligned with the school curriculum, allowing students to catch up and accelerate their learning journey.

Our team of experienced teachers specializes in early childhood education, providing advanced instruction to your child's unique learning style. Through our focused approach, we strive to foster a love of reading and a strong foundation of literacy skills. Learn more about our reading comprehension classes in Hillsborough, NJ.

1st Grade Reading Tutoring Subjects

Genie Academy teaches kids all the key reading topics, from phonics to more advanced topics like reading comprehension.
Here are the subjects we cover:

Reading Tutoring Plan for 1st Grade

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Skill Assessment

At Genie Academy, we assess each child's reading level and learning style to make our classes specifically for them.

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Customized Lesson Plan

Then, we create a personalized lesson plan. This plan focuses on the areas they need the most help.

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Reading Teaching

Then, we start teaching reading in an easy way. We use different methods to make sure your child understands and enjoys learning.

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Concluding Progress Test

At the end of the program, we have a test to see how much your child has learned. This shows us what else they might need to work on.

This tutoring process is continuous; after the progress test, we reassess your child's skills, update the lesson plan accordingly, and continue teaching.

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1st graders will focus on developing foundational phonetic skills for reading and spelling:

Short Vowel Sounds: Learning short vowel sounds and reading words like "cat," "map," and "bag."

Consonant Sounds: Exploring consonant sounds and how to pronounce them.

Long Vowels: Understanding long and short vowel sounds.

Diagraphs: Discovering letter combinations like 'ch,' 'sh,' 'th,' 'ph,' and 'wh.'

Double Consonants: Learning about double consonants in words.

K and CK Endings: Understanding when to use '-k' and '-ck' endings in spelling.


1st graders will focus on phonics, simple words, and engaging activities encouraging practice and repetition:

Short and Long Vowels: Learning about the varying sounds of vowels, including short and long vowels.

Consonant Blends: Recognizing consonant blends and breaking down words into smaller units.

Spelling deep dives: Learning complex spelling rules and patterns beyond basic phonics and standard spelling conventions.

Sight Words

1st graders will focus on fundamental concepts and essential vocabulary:

Recognizing Sight Words: Learning common sight words used frequently in first-grade reading.

Matching Sight Words: Pairing written words with images or actions.

Sight Word Sentences: Building simple sentences with sight words.

Word Families and Rhyming: Exploring word families and rhyming sight words. 

Story Time with Sight Words: Incorporating sight words into storytelling.


Language Arts

1st graders will master various skills, including basic grammar, writing, and vocabulary development:

Basic Reading Comprehension: Understanding simple stories and texts.

Introduction to Punctuation and Capitalization: Learning the basics of sentence structure.

Simple Sentence Construction: Building basic sentences.

Vocabulary Expansion: Introducing new words and meanings.

Rhyming and Word Patterns: Exploring rhymes and repetitive phonetic patterns.

Reading Comprehension

1st graders will focus on developing the ability to understand and interpret text at a basic level:

Story Elements Identification: Recognizing characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Open-Ended Responses: Developing sentence structure skills.

Story Retelling: Recalling and narrating stories in their own words.

Sequencing: Understanding the order of events.

Elements of a Story: Understanding story components.

Rhyme and Poetry: Exploring poetic elements.

Genie Academy's Reading Tutoring Benefits


Knowledgeable & Passionate Coaches
At Genie Academy, we offer a team of knowledgeable and passionate coaches who prioritize your child's success.

  Small Class Sizes
Our small class sizes ensure personalized attention, allowing us to implement our carefully designed curriculum based on the Genie Academy teaching philosophy.

  Clear Communication and Curriculum Transparency
We believe in transparency. Your child brings home materials, and we keep you informed with regular feedback, Parent Coach conferences, and accessible student records on our Parent Portal.

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Meet Our Team

At Genie Academy, we believe in providing the best learning experience for your child. Our experienced teachers are committed to helping children succeed in reading, writing, math, and coding.

Genie Academy coaches are committed to our mission of uncovering your student's genius. They are dedicated, passionate, exciting, and motivating. Our coaches are committed to making the Genie Academy experience fun for kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

Classes run once a week and vary in length, depending on your child’s age. Toddler classes for children ages 3 ½ to 5 are for one hour. Junior and senior classes for students older than 5 are two hours. Class sizes are deliberately kept small so that teachers can give each child the maximum attention needed. No more than five children are in the toddler classes. No more than eight students are in the junior and senior classes.

Each child learns at a different speed. We encourage you to keep your child in the program for at least three months until they become proficient in visualization.

Genie Academy complements schoolwork because children develop a better understanding of math on the abacus than is possible with the traditional math curriculum in schools. Faced with stimulating challenges, children find that schoolwork becomes easier. Genie Academy also teaches how to solve word problems, which are traditionally the bane of every student’s existence.

Getting started is easy. Call us at 609-288-2290 or come in for a free class. Sign up now. We will give you and your child a free demonstration of the abacus and an abacus to take home.

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