Literacy Center

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Literacy Center

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 Summer 2022 Literacy Tutoring Program

Sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Literacy Education Department

The Literacy Tutoring Program is for children in grades 2 through 12 who are in need of remedial literacy support.

This summer’s program will be 100% on-line.

A desktop, laptop computer or chromebook is required for successful participation.

There will be fourteen (14) literacy tutoring sessions during July:

July 6, 7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28.

There will be AM sessions, 8:30 to 10:25 AM, and PM sessions, 1:30 to 3:25 PM.

Children accepted for participation are required to attend all 14 AM or PM literacy tutoring sessions.

Tuition, due at the time of participation acceptance, is $75 per child.

To submit an application for a child to be considered for participation, please go to our on-line application link at: 


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