Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic
The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic offers tutoring in reading for children who are entering 1st through 12th grades. Tutoring sessions are conducted by advanced students in reading and related areas under the guidance of the literacy education faculty.
Spring 2014 tutoring dates
The tutoring dates for Spring 2014 will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights from February 4 to April 17 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Parents and families — enrolling a student
There are two options for enrolling a student:
Forms for new students
The following forms are for children who have been accepted into the program. Parents, please view and complete the following forms. After completion, parents should give the teachers the URL to complete their form as well:
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 60-70 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 1st 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:
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 the tutoring is $100. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Please contact the coordinator for more information on applying for scholarship assistance.
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