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 2021 Literacy Tutoring Program

To: The Hudson Valley and Global Communities

The Literacy Center in The School of Education, SUNY New Paltz is accepting applications for the Spring 2021 Literacy Tutoring Program.  This program is for students in grades 2 through 12 who need additional literacy support. During the Spring semester, graduate candidates enrolled in the M.S. Literacy Education Program will provide targeted literacy instructional support in a remote on-line learning environment.

Children in grades 2 through 6 will attend EITHER all Monday sessions OR all Tuesday sessions. Not both.

Children in grades 7 through 12 will attend all Tuesday sessions.

There will be twelve tutoring sessions beginning Monday, February 8 OR Tuesday, February 2.

There will be mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

The synchronous instructional sessions begin at 5:30 PM and end at about 6:45 PM

Children will work in small groups with at least 2 tutors.

Tuition for the Spring 2021 Semester Literacy Tutoring Program is $75.

A limited number of places are available. Completion of an application does not ensure acceptance into the program.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent during the week of January 17th, 2021.

If you or any parents you know are interested in having their children be considered for participation in this Spring 2021 program, please email Prof. Sam Slotnick, Literacy Center Coordinator at: with children’s names, grade levels and parent contact information (email address, USPS mailing address, telephone numbers).  Submission of this information to Prof. Sam Slotnick will be considered an application. Upon receiving application information, an on-line questionnaire will be sent to each applicant..


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