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 Spring 2024 Semester

The Literacy Tutoring Program is back for the Spring 2024 semester. Please visit our online registration page.
  • The Spring 2024 Literacy Tutoring Program will have literacy tutoring sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays starting Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6 and completing in early May.
  • Children in grades 2 through 12 in need of literacy support are considered for participation.
  • All tutoring sessions will be on-line, from 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM.
  • Children need to attend all tutoring sessions, either all Mondays or all Tuesdays, not both.
  • Tuition for the Spring 2024 Literacy Tutoring Program is $75 per child.
  • To complete the on-line application for program participation consideration, please go to:
Submitting an application is not acceptance to participate.
Confirmation of participation will be sent via email by Friday, January 26, 2024.

Contact Us

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



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