English Tutoring

Language Arts
(Standard, Honors, AP, IB)

Writing, Reading, Vocabulary building, grammar skills, composition, literary analysis, Shakespeare, reading comprehension, MLA, and Jane Schaffer styles.


Subject Tutoring Areas

Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading comprehension is at the core of all other learning. Scottsdale Education Center offers a highly focused program which assesses grade level reading comprehension skills. Using the results of this assessment, skills are sequentially built to the highest possible level.

Critical thinking skills (also known as “higher level thinking skills”) are very important to develop in the beginning of secondary education. The reading comprehension program at SEC works toward building these skills to an appropriate level in each student.


Vocabulary instruction is absent in many of today’s classrooms, and as a result, scores are often low. Scottsdale Education Center presents methodical, high-level vocabulary skills in which words are presented and then studied in-depth. This method maximizes actual incorporation of the words into students’ vocabulary. In addition, it focuses on analogies and other vocabulary areas which are frequently used on standardized tests.


Composition is regarded by high school and college instructors as the area needing the most work at lower grade levels. SEC addresses this issue with a well-rounded writing program, including traditional formats for essays and all other genres of writing. Focus is given to actual practice in essay writing at each tutoring session. Students build skills from this practice, and they eventually become secure and independent writers and thinkers.

Essay Writing

College Admissions, High School Senior Research paper, IB Extended Essay, Middle School and Other High School General Essay assistance

Elementary Reading Skills

Instruction is offered using a strong phonetic approach to reading and writing in each tutoring session. This enables children to remediate or to enrich basic reading skills at an individualized rate.


What Our Students Say

My son has been attending this center since Freshman year in HS and it has done WONDERS for him. He also likes to go which is amazing to me. The teachers are very professional and they teach him so much in the 1 hour session each time. A great well organized educational center. I highly recommend to anyone!

Barbara, Parent of Student

You gave our son the confidence he needed and did not have. Don’t know where we would be without all the support. He never ever says he doesn’t want to go, and that is huge. Thank you for making all of our days brighter and happier at home!!

Leeann P., Parent of Student

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