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Registration under way for K-8th grade reading clinic

by Tonya Durlach

Dec. 20, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of after-school reading program.
After-school program offered by WMU's McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic.
KALAMAZOO--After-school literacy tutoring is available for students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic at Western Michigan University.

Spring 2012 literacy tutoring will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 26 through April 19, in Room 3514 of Sangren Hall. There will be no session on March 8 or April 5.

The program will extend students' knowledge and expertise in reading, writing and critical literacy skills with print and electronic texts. Each student will receive individualized assessments and carefully planned instruction from tutors working toward their undergraduate teaching degrees. Students will learn new literacy skills and apply them during project-based learning. The reading clinic's evidence-based approaches improve students' confidence, literacy skills and appreciation for lifelong learning.

The fee is $200 per student. Children of WMU students, faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Enrollment is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register early.

For more information or to register, contact Teresa Valdez at or (269) 387-3534.

Visit the McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic online at