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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Phonics Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute phonics lessons is $51. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $100 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$35 average
$64
45-min $15
 
$39 average
$72
60-min $20
 
$51 average
$100

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute phonics lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute phonics lessons are 24% less expensive at $39, and 30-minute lessons cost 32% less at $35.

Curious how much phonics lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best phonics teachers .

Popular Phonics tutors

Julie L.

Hermitage, TN
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Sarah B.

Chicago, IL
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Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH
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Combine subjects for a price break. For example 30 minutes of Math and 45 minutes of English would cost $50 separately, but would cost $45 for 75 minutes of Combined Tutoring. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring time desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

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Mercedes S. June 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Julie is the best piano instructor my boys have had. Her theory based teaching has them learning pieces in record time - and her approach to theory isn't boring. They can now hear a song on the radio, recognize the chords and improvise on their own. She is engaging, encouraging and willing to explore the type of music they enjoy. She adapts her instruction methods based on individual personalities. Your child will not just learn to play piano, they will learn to appreciate music, composers and acquire knowledge that will assist in any instrument they play.
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Alyson June 18, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Julie is wonderful! I'm an adult student who has been working with her for about a year. I took voice lessons from childhood through college, then life took over and I pretty much stopped singing. When I decided I wanted to get back into it again, I contacted Julie. I was nervous, but she put me at ease right away. This past year working with her has been so much fun. She helped me prepare for choral auditions, and I got accepted to sing with the Vanderbilt Community Chorus. We pick the repertoire together, so I'm never working on something I'm not interested in. She has helped me master my breathing technique and discover a richer and freer tone. I highly recommend her!
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Christie June 1, 2018
· Singing · In home
Julie has an amazing way to bring out the best in her students. She is patient, yet firm...always pushing one to the next level.
My daughter's singing ability & passion for practice have blossomed under Julie's guidance. We really are so happy someone in our community recommended her to us!

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interactive, personalized

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Alexis July 10, 2017
· Piano · In home
Sarah is punctual and has a great rapport with our daughter.
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Max April 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Sarah is a very talented musician and is great with kids. My 7-year-old has learned a lot in just 1 session. We will continue to use her as his teacher.
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Sam S. April 2, 2017
· ESL · Online
The first day was so great. She taught me so much in one hour.

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I teach phonics to younger children to develop their reading, writing and speech. I put a heavy emphasis on developing the child's awareness of phonemes, which are the most basic building blocks for all words in the English language. I will improve your child's ability to hear, identify, and manipulate over 40+ phonemes, and teach them how they correspond to the intricate spelling patterns that are found in our language.

I have taught all forms of English and language arts from pre-school to adults in their 50's from foreign countries. I am an expert on pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing as well as more complex mechanics such as sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, comprehension, etc.

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Seanna (Shawna) A. April 26, 2018
· ACT · Online
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Jonathan P. April 23, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Jonathan is enjoying his saxophone lessons with Matt. Keep up the good work!
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tom November 14, 2017
· Microsoft Windows · Online
Excellent!

Maurice S.

Phoenix, AZ
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Kesley C.

San Diego, CA
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Keith C.

Middlesex, NJ
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Trouble reading even "simple" words? Can you or your child tell how many sounds there are in the word "cat"? Can you or your child say "cat", but change the "t" to a "sh"? If not, I can help. I have recently helped students from 3rd grade up to 11th grade who had never been fortunate enough to meet a teacher who knew how to help them... until they met me.

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Matt May 30, 2017
· Algebra · In home
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Colin M. October 24, 2016
· Hebrew · In studio
Maurice is a blessing to my life and an answer to my prayers. If you are serious about learning Hebrew this man is the man to see. He is on time, good natured, and patient. His teaching method gives quick results.
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Kim Swenson August 6, 2015
· Math · In home
I am in my second year of homeschooling and had prayed specifically for a male teacher to come alongside us and assist in our homeschooling adventure. Although my son, who is six, is not having any difficulties at the moment, homeschooling is still new to me and I was hoping I could find someone who would keep us accountable and help fill in any gaps in my son's schooling. We have found Maurice to be just what we needed. He is engaging and encouraging and has been helpful in sharing strategies and teaching techniques that foster comprehensive learning and not merely memorization.

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Ada G. June 27, 2018
· ESL · Online
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hadeep H. April 29, 2018
· Writing · Online
Kesley is a great teacher. She customized each lesson according to my need.
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Lo May 23, 2016
· English · Online
Kesley is a nice teacher.

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Having trouble in school? Whatever you're learning about in your English class, you can rely on me to get you up to speed! Send me an inquiry with your exact struggle and I'll work you through it!

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Tom June 10, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I've been seeing Keith for guitar lessons for several years now. Everyone says learning an instrument as an adult (I'm in my 40's) would be insurmountable, but Keith made it easy. Highly recommended.
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Feyi R. February 19, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
I found Keith to be very reliable, patient, knowledge in several subjects, flexible with problem solving and understanding of children's moods and personalities. He comes with a wide array of talent and is willing to meet your child at his/her interest level and learning style. He even switched from tutoring reading to art because my child totally refused to be tutored in reading.
He came prepared and on time every time, ready to tutor in either subject because my child was difficult, uncooperative and would not stick to her scheduled sessions. Through all this Keith remained dedicated, supportive and patient. He worked with us even to the premature ending of our sessions, and even then he remained understanding and supportive of our decision to end.
If there's one tutor I'd recommend; it would be Keith. He WILL make every effort to reach your child and engage them in the learning process to attain positive growth and development, you will NOT be disappointed in any way.
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Stacy M. November 21, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
Keith has done a wonderful job introducing my son Thomas to bass guitar. From the first lesson my son enjoyed Keith's style of teaching. Keith is very flexible in adjusting to the learning style of the student. My son had particular songs he wanted to learn and Keith was open to helping him become familiar with the instrument through the songs that appealed to Thomas. I would highly recommend Keith for students at all levels. Keith is an experienced, personable, and talented teacher.

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Phonics Lessons

Does your child struggle with reading? Perhaps he or she is suffering the effects of dyslexia, or another learning disability. Or maybe your son or daughter just finds reading challenging. Whatever your concerns are, TakeLessons is here to help. Our phonics tutoring program is exactly what your child needs to develop great reading success.

The Benefits of Phonics Tutoring

Phonics tutoring has changed the lives of children all over the country. There are many benefits to working one on one with a phonics tutor. Children who have problems with reading really struggle in a classroom setting. They find it difficult to read out loud if they're called on by their teachers and just getting through a lesson is very challenging. Phonics tutoring with one of our excellent tutors can give your child the tools he or she needs to read and read well. Your child will enjoy working with a tutor who is dedicating time to helping him or her succeed and you'll be surprised at how quickly your child's reading improves. Phonics tutoring can help restore some of your child's confidence that might have been lost when learning to read in a classroom setting alone.

What Phonics Tutoring Consists Of

The best thing about phonics tutoring is the fact that your child's tutor will cater to his or her own reading and comprehensive skill levels. Your child will work on basic reading skills, including spelling, punctuation, pronouncing words correctly and more. Through the power of repetition, and by working with a dedicated tutor and a personalized phonics tutoring program, your child will quickly learn the fundamentals of reading and will be reading at an appropriate age level before you know it.

Making the decision to incorporate a phonics tutoring program into your child's education is a great decision for anyone who struggles with reading. At TakeLessons, we believe that every child deserves to learn how to read and how to read well. By enlisting the help and support of a phonics tutor, you're investing in your child's future, which is the most amazing gift you can give. If you'd like more information on our phonics tutoring program, contact us today.

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