Schmoker Reading Center takes tutoring online for summer

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Schmoker Reading Center takes tutoring online for summer

The Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer its tutoring program online through Zoom for the summer session that begins June 11.

Any student in Nebraska currently completing third or fourth grade who is reading at least one year behind his or her grade level is encouraged to apply. Applicants need access to a computer or tablet with both audio and video capabilities, as well as a good Internet connection. Tutoring sessions are set for 9 to 10:15 a.m. weekdays from June 11 through July 10.

“The tutoring will be one-on-one with great books and effective activities. Using Zoom allows us to provide reading support to children who often don’t have access to tutoring,” Michael Hebert, associate professor of special education and communication disorders, and director of the Schmoker Reading Center, said.

Applications can be completed online. Cost for the session is $200, with scholarship options available for families in need.

The Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center, located at the Barkley Memorial Center, provides one-on-one instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling and writing skills. Tutoring is offered in the fall, spring and summer.

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