We provide one-on-one and small group instruction tailored to the needs of children.
Each instructional block consists of twelve hours. In the Fall and Spring children
are tutored one and a half hours per week (4:30-6:00 PM) for eight weeks. In the Summer
children are tutored four hours per week (4:00-6:00 PM, twice a week) for three weeks.
Children are assessed individually at the beginning and end of the program to determine
their reading, writing, comprehension, and motivational levels, and areas of growth.
- Instructional Intervention
Based on the results of the initial assessment, a program is designed and implemented
that is tailored to the needs of the student.
- Parents receive a detailed account of students' work.
- Classroom Technology
Children will have the opportunity to work with the latest language arts software
in our state of the art computer lab.
Parent seminars are designed to provide parents with strategies that can be used at
home to support children in their motivation to read and in their development of effective
literacy skills and strategies. These seminars are an integral part of the Reading
Center's Tutoring Program. During the time that students are being tutored, parents
are encouraged to attend the seminars. The seminars include
- Discussions and videos on ways that parents can facilitate reading development;
- Workshops on effective strategies for motivating children to read, broadening literacy
skills and strategies, and improving test-taking strategies;
- A study of the multiple ways that books can be used to address topics of interest
to home, family, community and school, offered by the Mother/Father Read Program of
the Shelby/Memphis Public Library.
We provide training for literacy providers, literacy teachers, and volunteer tutors.