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).


Summer 2021 Literacy Tutoring Program Announcement

From: The Desk of The Literacy Center Coordinator

There will be a Summer 2021 Tutoring Program for children in grades 2 through 12 who are in need of remedial literacy support.

All tutoring sessions will be on-line.

Children accepted to participate must attend all thirteen (13) tutoring sessions from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
The thirteen literacy tutoring session dates are:
July 7, 8, 12 - 15, 19 - 22, 26, 27, 28.

Tuition is $75 for each participating child in the same family. It is payable upon acceptance into the program. There is financial aid and scholarships.

The literacy tutors are MS Literacy Education graduate candidates.

If you have a child or know a child who would benefit from individual and small group remedial literacy tutoring, please go to the on-line application link below to submit an application to be considered for participation.

Notifications of acceptance into the program will be sent out by Friday, July 2, 2021.

Please contact me with your questions or concerns.

The link to the on-line 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