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Center for Learning & Literacy

Phone(775) 784-4951
Fax(775) 784-4384
Location William J Raggio Building
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0288
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Tutoring Programs

The E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy focuses on tutoring elementary children from kindergarten to the eighth grade. We offer two reading programs throughout the academic year and one summer program. The clinic tutoring program is based in the Center; while the Reading Buddies program is based in local area schools.  Both tutoring programs are taught by UNR undergraduate students and supervised by UNR faculty.

Tutoring Session

Clinic Tutoring

The Clinic Tutoring Program is designed for struggling readers and is held throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters at the Center. This tutorial program is an important part of an advanced literacy instruction class for undergraduate students seeking degrees in education. During the school year the children come to the Center for an hour, two days a week during each semester. During the summer semester, children attend the one hour tutorial program four days per week in the morning, for four weeks.

Literacy instruction in the tutoring programs is focused on meeting the needs of students by utilizing various instructional methods, assessments, and technology to enrich the development of each student. Our university faculty and staff are dedicated to the advancement of literacy for all students.

Please make sure you visit our website for more registration information regarding our tutoring program. Tutoring slots for struggling readers fill up fast so please be sure to register quickly during the posted time frames.

Reading Buddies

The Reading Buddies Program is funded by the Regents Service Program. Undergraduate education majors are supported by the Regents Service Program as they tutor struggling readers in local schools.

Both programs rely on ongoing reading and writing assessments to guide instruction. Technology is used to enhance literacy instruction and motivate students as they construct digital stories and utilize e-books, the web and video technologies.

At this time we do not offer tutoring for adults nor do we offer private tutoring sessions. Below is a referral list of other tutoring programs around Nevada that are offered for all ages:

SubjectAgePrivate/On SiteContact Information
Reading All ages Private in home Reno Tutors
Reading All ages Private in home WyzAnt Tutoring: Reno
Any subject All ages Private in home Club Z! Tutoring
Any subject K-12 Private in home Washoe County School District: Tutoring Referral List
Adult Basic Education (math/literacy/ESL/GED prep) Adults On site –call to sign up for next session Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC)

Director: Vicki Newell

1400 Wedekind Rd
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 356-1007
Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Adults On Site- call for class info Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)

(775) 333-5020
777 West 2nd Street
Reno NV 89503
Adult Basic Education (math/literacy/GED prep) Adults On site –call to sign up for next session Western Nevada College - Carson City

Ms. Aurora Ruiz-Hurte
Director of Adult Basic Education
2201 W. College Parkway- Bristle Cone Bldg. #340
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 445-3000
(775) 887-3102
Adult Basic Education (ABE)/ English as a Second Language (ESL) Adults On Site State of Nevada- Department of Education

Mary Katherine Moen
700 E. Fifth St
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 678-9167

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