The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic offers tutoring in reading for children who are entering kindergarten through 12th grades. Tutoring sessions are conducted by advanced students in reading and related areas under the guidance of the literacy education faculty. The literacy faculty also provides outreach services in family and community literacy through ISU Extension activities.
Summer 2017 tutoring dates
June 12 - June 29
Monday through Thursday
9:00 am-10:15 am
Fee: $125/child; families enrolling 2 or more children, cost is $100/child
Please register only if your child can attend all sessions.
Enrolling a student
Please download the application PDF. Save the completed application on your computer, attach it to an email, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns with this application.
Forms for new students
If your child has had previous testing, we would like to review their reports, as it helps with our tutoring. To give permission for these tests to be sent to the Duffelmeyer Reading Clinic, complete the Previous Testing Permission Form.
Typing your name on the form is considered to be your signature. This gives reading clinic personnel permission to discuss your child’s progress and previous testing with you.
About the Clinic
The Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic is a non-profit educational service that is operated by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction within the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. The clinic has been offering assessment and instruction services for children who struggle with reading and writing for many years. It serves an estimated 70-80 school-aged children per year in Ames and the surrounding communities.
Clinic services offered
The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic offers tutoring assistance in reading for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. ISU graduate and undergraduate students specializing in reading assessment and instruction, and supervised by literacy faculty, serve as tutors. Instruction provided is designed to build confidence while improving children’s reading skills and strategies.
Clinic schedule of services
Tutoring services are offered during the fall and spring semesters as well as in the summer:
- During the fall and spring semesters, tutoring sessions are offered for 75 minutes per session twice a week for 12-14 weeks.
- During the summer semester, tutoring sessions are offered for 75 minutes per session, four times a week for three weeks.
All tutoring occurs on campus in classroom space monitored by School of Education staff and faculty. Tutors work closely with parents via periodic notes and individual conferences to communicate progress.
Clinic service fees
The cost of tutoring is $150 each for fall and spring semesters. The cost is $125 for the summer session. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on applying for scholarship assistance. Please make checks payable to Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic. Payment will be collected the first day of tutoring.
For questions regarding the Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic, please email email@example.com.