The UMSL virtual Literacy Clinic provides 1:1 or small group tutoring to K-12 students who are are in need of reading and writing support. Staffed by faculty and students gaining clinical experience as they obtain education degrees and advanced literacy endorsement, the clinic serves as a hub for community learning. We ask family members and caregivers to be active partners in this process.
Literacy Clinic sessions begin in January and August each year and are held virtually (via ZOOM). Students who are accepted are matched with an educator for 12, one-on-one or small group literacy sessions. The Clinic takes place after school and/or in the evening. Our goal is to identify students’ reading strengths through a battery of literacy assessments and design a literacy intervention program to target specific literacy needs. Each instructional program is designed with students’ cultural, familial, and linguistic resources and strengths in mind.