Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic
The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic offers tutoring in reading for children who are entering the 1st through the12th grades. Tutoring sessions are conducted by advanced students in reading and related areas under the guidance of the literacy education faculty.
Parents and families — enrolling a student
There are two options for enrolling a student:
The following forms are for children who have been accepted into the program. Parents, please complete these forms and submit them to your child’s tutor at the first session:
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:
Specific tutoring days, times, and locations are arranged in consultation with the children’s families and their tutors. Tutors work closely with parents via periodic notes and individual conferences to communicate progress.
Clinic service fees
Specific tutoring dates and times change each semester. All tutoring occurs on campus in Lagomarcino Hall. Tutors work closely with parents via progress reports and conferences to communicate progress.
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