Reading or Math Troubles? UT to Offer Tutoring for Kids in Grades 1–6

 

KNOXVILLE—A limited number of children in first through sixth grade who are struggling with math or reading may be eligible for academic tutoring this summer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills (KLASS) Center, in conjunction with UT’s special education program and school psychology programs, will be offering tutoring services using scientifically validated intervention strategies.

These services will be offered at four sixty-minute sessions per week from July 5–28.

The services will be conducted on the UT campus, and parents will be responsible for a minimal materials charge and parking.

Children who will be enrolled in grades one through six in 2011-2012 are eligible. Those who are struggling significantly or who have already been diagnosed with a learning disability and/or ADHD are encouraged to seek the services.

Initial assessments will be conducted the week of June 20–24 to determine whether the program is appropriate for the child and also to determine targeted instruction areas for each child. The progress of students in the tutoring program will be monitored during the course of the sessions.

This is not part of a research study; however, parents may be asked if they would like their children to continue during the school year in relevant research studies that are geared at intervention development and implementation.

Call 865-974-6177 to check on availability of scheduling. For more information about the program, contact Brian Wilhoit at 865-974-6395 or bwilhoit@utk.edu.

CONTACT:

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu)

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