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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).


Fall 2020 Literacy Tutoring Program

Dear Parents,

Yes! There will be a Fall 2020 Literacy Tutoring Program!

It will be a virtual, on-line experience. 

For successful participation, there are three requirements:

  1. Each child chosen to participate must have a quiet, dedicated,
  2. Each child chosen to participate must have a tablet, ipad, laptop or computer with video conferencing capabilities. A cell phone will not suffice.
  3. If two or more children in the same household are chosen to participate, each child must have their own dedicated, no distraction space to work and their own computer, laptop, tablet or ipad to individually participate.

no distraction space to work with their graduate candidate tutor on twelve

(12) Mondays from 5:15 to 6:30 PM.

The twelve (12) Mondays are: 

September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23.

If you would like your child to be considered for participation in the Fall 2020 Literacy Tutoring Program and the above three requirements can be met, please contact me via email to place your child on the Fall 2020 application list.

Include your child’s full name and grade as of September, 2020 and your telephone number.


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
E-mail: slotnics@zmail.newpaltz.edu