UVa-Wise offers reading clinic tutoring for K-6

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is offering an after school reading clinic two days a week for children from kindergarten to sixth grade from 4 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. on campus.

The tutoring program, available on Tuesday and Thursday, is part of the College’s teacher education program in a course entitled Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems. In the course, students must serve as tutors for children in grades K-6 who are struggling readers.

The instructor for the course supervises all informal assessments, lesson planning and tutoring instruction. Informal reading and spelling inventories are administered to the children, and results are interpreted and used to plan one-on-one instruction. Students meet the first two to three weeks of the semester to learn how to administer assessments and plan appropriate activities, and then the tutoring takes place approximately the last 10-12 weeks of the semester. The tutoring program was begun in the fall of 2005.

For more information, please contact Professor R. Jeffrey Cantrell, Ed.D. at 276-376-1037 or rjc2e@uvawise.edu.