Summer 2017 Tutoring

July 10 – August 12


CLaRI’s on-site summer program “One-to-one Reading & Writing Sessions” offers individualized tutoring to children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. Certified Literacy Specialists, as well as UB Literacy Specialist graduate students, provide individualized literacy instruction using authentic literature, hands-on instruction, and best practices to tailor instruction to meet each child’s unique literacy and learning needs. We believe that all children can learn to read.

Children in regular education and special education classes working below grade level, on grade level, or above grade level are welcome to attend summer tutoring.

CLaRI provides instruction in one or all of the following areas: comprehension, fluency, spelling, and writing, based on parent and teacher information.

Sessions are 60 minutes in length, with 55 minutes of instruction and 5 minutes of parent debriefing. We offer morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday morning sessions at various times during the week. The program runs for five weeks, from Monday, July 10th to Saturday, August 12th

The last five minutes of every tutoring session is reserved for clinicians to speak to parents about the instruction provided during that lesson, homework (if desired), and their child’s literacy progress. 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.

One-to-one tutoring meets for five weeks, from July 10th – August 12th.
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings: 4:00-5:00, 5:15-6:15, & 6:30-7:30
Tuesday mornings: 10:00-11:00 & 11:15-12:15
Saturday mornings: 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, & 11:30-12:30

The minimum number of tutoring sessions is one per week for 5 weeks, for a total cost of $275.00 ($55 per session). Families may choose for their child(ren) to enroll in more than one tutoring session each week (see pricing below). Financial assistance is not available during the summer.
1 session per week (total of $275 for all 5 weeks)
2 sessions per week (total of $550 for all 5 weeks)
3 sessions per week (total of $825 for all 5 weeks)
4 sessions per week (total of $1100 for all 5 weeks)
5 sessions per week (total of $1375 for all 5 weeks)

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. Indicate how much time each week you would like your child to spend on homework?
15 minutes each week (total of $50 – covers all 5 weeks)
30 minutes each week (total of $100 – covers all 5 weeks)
45 minutes each week (total of $150 – covers all 5 weeks)
60 minutes each week (total of $200 – covers all 5 weeks)

If you will be on vacation during one of the five weeks of our summer program, CLaRI will be happy to accommodate this and schedule one make-up session. We cannot accommodate more than one week’s absence.

Our summer application consists of three documents:  Registration Form, Academic Information Form, and Payment Form.  All three documents are required, as well as payment in full to secure a summer tutoring spot. We are not able to secure a tutoring spot without payment. Each family should submit one Registration form and one Payment form. Please submit one Academic Information form per child attending tutoring.

Registration Form
Academic Information Form
Payment Form

Application documents can be submitted to CLaRI, in one of five ways:

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

Please contact CLaRI staff with any questions about our summer program (645-2470 or