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 University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate students and supervised by University of Nevada, Reno faculty.
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.
RSP Multimodal Literacy & Robotics Program
The Wolf Pack Bots robotics program serves second through eighth grade elementary students from the surrounding Washoe County School District. Designed for struggling readers, the robotics program instructs students that are English language learners. About 95 percent of the K-8 students in the program come from backgrounds where languages other than English are spoken at home. This program reinforces the language acquisition and communication skills students need to succeed not just academically but socially.
The Center for Learning & Literacy does not diagnose reading disabilities. We offer informal assessments of a student's reading abilities based on observation. We use the Analytic Reading Inventory (Woods and Moe, 2011).
If you would like your child to be tested for a specific reading disability, we recommend seeking a licensed clinical and/or educational psychologist.