Session Information

Reading Center

The reading instruction offered in the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center is designed to serve students grades K-12 who are reading 1-3 years below grade level, and whose primary difficulties in school result from reading problems. Skills addressed may include early reading skills such as letter recognition, letter-sound relationships, decoding, and word analysis strategies. If a student has basic reading skills, instruction would focus on building fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills for both stories and informational text.

  • The tutors are Nebraska students who are practicing teachers or individuals training to be teachers.
  • The services include one-on-one individualized reading instruction based on the needs of the student.
  • Tuition for all sessions is $225.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need.

Application Form

If you are interested in applying to the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center, you may complete the online application form.

Alternatively, you can complete the PDF form, and submit it via email, mail or fax:

Email to: readingcenter@unl.edu 

Mail to:  
Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center 
124 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln, NE 68583-0738

Fax to: 402-472-2895

Spring 2018 Important Dates

Photo and Testimonial Release Forms

Your children may be photographed during their tutoring sessions for use on our website, social media and other promotional materials. We request a parent complete the photo release form to give us permission to use photos of your child(ren) for the above stated purposes. We will never use photos of your child(ren) without your prior written approval.

At the end of each session, we may request feedback about your child's experience at the Schmoker Reading Center. If you would like to allow us to use your comments on our website, social media and other promotional materials, please complete the testimonial release form. We will never use your comments without your prior written approval.