The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Clinic at Iowa State University offers reading tutoring for youth grades 1-8. Photo by Michelle Rydell.
The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Clinic at Iowa State University offers reading tutoring for youth grades 1-8. Photo by Michelle Rydell.

Duffelmeyer reading clinic now accepting new students

Editor’s note: This story was accurate as of Dec. 7, 2010 when it was posted. Since then, the Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic has evolved and grown to better serve learners. For up to date information, please visit the clinic website.

Give your child a head start on reading through the Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic.

The Duffelmeyer reading clinic at Iowa State University offers one-on-one reading tutoring for children grades 1-8. Tutoring sessions are led by advanced graduate students in education, under the guidance of Iowa State literacy education faculty.

The clinic is accepting applications until Jan. 14 for 2011 spring semester tutoring. The sessions are offered from Feb. 8 through April 28, on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All tutoring occurs in Lagomarcino Hall on the Iowa State campus in Ames. Tutors work closely with parents to communicate progress through periodic notes and individual conferences.

A $100 enrollment fee per child covers instruction and related materials. Some scholarships are available upon request. Clinic leaders stress the importance that children are present for each day of tutoring.

Because of space and staffing constraints, only a limited number of youth are accepted into the clinic’s program each semester. Selection is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list until future openings become available.

To apply, visit http://humansciences.readingtutor.sgizmo.com or email readingclinic@iastate.edu for more information. Submission of applications will be accepted until Jan. 14.

The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic is a non-profit educational service operated by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. The clinic offers assessment and instruction services for eligible children in the Ames area and surrounding communities.

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    The Fred Duffelmeyer Reading Clinic accepts application for spring and summer sessions. All tutoring occurs in Lagomarcino Hall on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. For more information, visit the at clinic website.