Reading Buddies Tutoring Program: Kate Smith Elementary & Lemelson Elementary

The UNR Reading Buddies Tutoring Program housed in the UNR Center for Learning & Literacy is a one-on–one literacy tutoring program focused on bringing UNR undergraduate students interested in education into schools to assist young readers with skills in reading and writing. Generously funded by the Regents Service Program, the Reading Buddies Program employs ten tutors and one graduate assistant for the fall and spring semesters. Each Reading Buddy tutor works with four struggling readers twice a week for thirty minutes at Kate Smith Elementary School.

Each tutoring session covers reading skills in the following areas:

  • Tutor with young studentPhonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Study
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Writing