All tutors prepare weekly lesson plans developed to meet the needs for each student. Overall, the Clinic uses a balanced approach to teaching reading instruction including word recognition skills (including sight words, phonics skills, context clues, and structural analysis), fluency, vocabulary development, and listening and reading comprehension.
Writing skills, oral language development, and study skills are also addressed.
All children who enroll in tutoring are provided with relevant and appropriate reading materials to encourage them to become lifelong readers. A wealth of library books are available each session for students to choose from and borrow for at home reading to encourage each student to develop the habit of reading for pleasure.
Students work individually or in small groups of 2 or 3 students with a preservice or regular classroom teacher who is working towards a Master’s Degree in the field of Reading Education and earning a California Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential, and are supervised by the Clinic Director.