Literacy Center & Tutoring Program

Literacy Center & Tutoring Program
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The mission of The Literacy Center at SUNY New Paltz is two-fold: to provide our teacher candidates clinical opportunities in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and writing difficulties and to provide literacy instruction to children in our local mid-Hudson Valley communities. Literacy instruction includes the direct tutoring of children and adolescents, as well as consultation with teachers on literacy issues across the curriculum. In addition to our basic mission, we act as a link between school districts and community organizations interested in reading and writing excellence and we promote "best practices," based on current research, in literacy education.

The Literacy Center currently provides instruction to children in our local mid-Hudson Valley communities and beyond during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The facilitation of our programs require the support of our university faculty and staff, community members, local school districts, graduate assistants, work-study students, and volunteers.

Our programs meet the rigorous standards of Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation.


The Literacy Tutoring Program for the Summer 2024 Semester

The Literacy Tutoring Program is back for the Summer 2024 semester. Please visit our online registration page.

This summer there will be AM and PM literacy tutoring sessions.

The AM sessions will be 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM.

The PM tutoring sessions will be 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM.

Tutoring dates are: July 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30

There will be thirteen tutoring sessions, two hours each.  Parents of children accepted to participate in this summer’s program commit to having their children attend all tutoring sessions.  Vacations, camps and recreational activities must be scheduled around the tutoring times.

Children in grades 2 through 6 may attend the AM or PM sessions.  Children in grades 7 through 12 will attend the PM sessions only. 

Children attend either all AM or all PM sessions, not both.

All tutoring sessions are online.  Children will need access to a laptop or desktop computer.  Phones and tablets are insufficient for instruction. There is no on-campus Literacy Tutoring Program this summer.

Tuition is $75 for one child in a family, $125 for two children in the same family.

Register Here

If you have questions, need clarification or have concerns, please contact me.

Prof. Sam Slotnick

Literacy Center Coordinator

Office:  845.257.2809

Contact Us

Prof. Sam Slotnick
Literacy Center Coordinator
Office: Old Main Bldg. B101
Phone: 845-257-2809



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