Fall 2016 Saturday Morning One-to-one Reading & Writing Tutoring

FALL 2016 TUTORING IS FULL. WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SPRING 2017 SATURDAY MORNING TUTORING PROGRAM.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
CLaRI’s on-site program “One-to-one Reading & Writing Sessions” is being extended past the summer and is now available on Saturday mornings during fall 2016. This program provides individualized tutoring to children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. Certified literacy specialists provide weekly, hour-long literacy sessions on Saturday mornings that use authentic literature and research-based practices to tailor instruction to meet each child’s unique literacy and learning needs. We do not use a pre-packaged, publisher-produced, or scripted reading/writing programs, but rather provide individualized instruction in one or all of the following areas: comprehension, fluency, spelling, and writing. While we cannot work on school-assigned homework during tutoring sessions, we can focus instruction on literacy areas the child’s school has indicated are areas of weakness.

TEACHERS
Our teachers are all certified NY state teachers and Literacy Specialists. These individuals have tutored for us before as part of our Master’s program and have demonstrated excellent teaching abilities.

PARENT DEBRIEFING
The last five minutes of every tutoring session is reserved for clinicians to speak to parents about the instruction provided during that lesson, their child’s literacy progress, and, if requested, homework. In addition, after each tutoring session, parents will receive a brief summary sheet that states: what instruction occurred, what the child excelled in, what the child still needs to work on, and, if requested, homework.

FALL SCHEDULE (DATES & TIMES)
Currently, we are taking applications for fall 2016 Saturday morning tutoring. Fall 2016 Saturday morning tutoring runs every Saturday from September 17th to December 3th, except the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 26th, 2016). We will offer a make-up session, on Saturday, December 10th.

Each session is 60 minutes in length, running from 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, & 11:30-12:30. The registration deadline for a guaranteed tutoring spot is Friday, September 4th. If you’re registering after the deadline, please contact CLaRI for eligibility.

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
1 Sat. 17th 1 Sat. 1st 1 Sat. 5th 1 Sat. 3rd
2 Sat. 24th 2 Sat. 8th 2 Sat. 12th
3 Sat. 15th 3 Sat. 19th
4 Sat. 22nd
5 Sat. 29th
            Tutoring Times
1 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
2 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
3 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

TUITION
The cost per tutoring session is $55. This price covers the individualized, hour-long tutoring session with a certified Literacy Specialist, teacher preparation to create an individualized lesson for each child, use of CLaRI, and use of all CLaRI materials. Financial assistance is not available for Saturday morning tutoring sessions. Financial assistance is only available for our diagnostic services and our intensive, after-school tutoring. Tuition per child, without homework, is as follows:

September Tuition: $ 110 (2 sessions)
October Tuition: $ 275 (5 sessions)
November Tuition: $ 165 (3 sessions)
December Tuition: $   55 (1 session)

HOMEWORK
Our teachers work very hard to create individualized instruction to meet the unique literacy needs of each child. Because planning and creating homework requires additional teacher time, homework is an additional cost.
15 minutes each week (extra $5 per session)
30 minutes each week (extra $10 per session)

SATURDAY MORNING TUTORING APPLICATION
The application consists of three documents: (1) Registration Form, (2) Academic Information Form, and (3) Payment Form.  All three forms are required to secure a tutoring spot.

 

HOW AND WHEN TO SUBMIT A COMPLETED APPLICATION
The registration deadline for a guaranteed tutoring spot is Friday, September 2nd. If you’re registering after the deadline, please contact CLaRI for eligibility.   Submit all application documents to Dr. Ashlee Campbell, via:

  • mail – 17 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
  • fax – 716.645.5060
  • emailashleeeb@buffalo.edu
  • in person – Baldy Hall is on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo (see contact page for directions)