October 3, 2014

SVSU Literacy Center offers fall clinics

Saginaw Valley State University's Literacy Center is offering reading, writing and math tutoring for students from kindergarten age to adult learners.

The clinics takes place Monday, Oct. 20 through February 2 at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Literacy Center, located in SVSU's Gilbertson Hall, formerly known as the Regional Education Center. The cost is $350 per clinic for thirteen 50-minute sessions as well as pre- and post- assessments.

Students must complete a 1-hour assessment prior to the clinic to determine their strengths and needs in reading, writing or math. Assessments for fall 2014 are scheduled Monday, Oct. 6 and Monday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Contact Laurie Ann Haney, assistant director of the Literacy Center, at (989) 964-4982 or lahaney@svsu.edu to schedule an assessment.

All clinic tutors hold master's degrees in literacy, certification in reading recovery and/or the appropriate degree in a related field. They use a research-based tutoring system to design individualized lessons and use data-driven instruction correlating with state standards. Tutors work collaboratively with parents and guardians.

Tutoring occurs in a state-of-the-art facility that fosters motivation for reading and utilizes the latest technology. All tutoring is directed by Haney and Gretchen Owocki, SVSU professor of teacher education.

For more information, visit www.svsu.edu/literacycenter.