Literacy Center

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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 literacy services for local children and adolescents during the 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 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Announcing The Spring 2022 Literacy Tutoring Program

The School of Education Literacy Center is accepting applications for students in grades 2 through 12 who need remedial literacy support. During the Spring 2022 semester, graduate candidates in the MS Literacy Education program will provide literacy tutorial support in a remote learning environment.

A limited number of places are available.

Submitting an application does not indicate acceptance into the program.

The literacy tutoring sessions will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Children will attend one session, the same day each week. Weekly tutoring sessions begin in early February and continue through mid-May.

Please indicate on the application which day you want your child to be considered for participation

Each session starts promptly at 5:15 PM and ends approximately 6:45 PM

Parents of children accepted to the Spring 2022 Literacy Tutoring Program commit to have their children participate in all tutoring sessions

After school activities need to be planned around this schedule

Tuition for the Spring 2022 Literacy Tutoring Program is $75, payable upon notification of acceptance to the program.

A mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instruction is utilized

Students work in small groups with at least 2 tutors.

To submit an on-line application, go to:


Please contact Prof. Sam Slotnick, Literacy Center Coordinator, with your questions or concerns: 

office:  845.257.2809      cell: 845.656.6088



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