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).


Literacy Tutoring Program for Fall 2021 Semester

From: The Desk of The Literacy Center Coordinator


There is a Literacy Tutoring Program

The Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Literacy Tutoring Programs are 100% on-line.

Our MS Literacy Education graduate candidates are very well prepared for effective on-line tutoring sessions.

The Literacy Tutoring Program is open to all children in grades 2 through 12 who are in need of remedial literacy support. The only participation requirement is computer accessibility in a non-distracting environment for on-line learning.

All tutoring sessions will be 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM, Mondays, September 20 through December 13.  Children must attend all sessions.

Should you know children who would benefit from participating in our Literacy Tutoring Program, please have their parents contact me for application information as soon as possible.  There are still several places open.

The on-line link to the application is:


​Prof. Sam Slotnick

Literacy Center Coordinator





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