Schmoker Reading Center takes tutoring online for summer session


A student at Nebraska tutors a young girl at the Schmoker Reading Center

Schmoker Reading Center takes tutoring online for summer session

19 May 2020    By Kelcey Buck

The Kit & 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 9-10:15 a.m. Monday-Friday 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,” said Michael Hebert, associate professor of special education and communication disorders, and director of the Schmoker Reading Center. 

Applications can be completed online at cehs.unl.edu/readingcenter. Cost for the session is $200, with scholarship options available for families in need. 

The Kit & Dick Schmoker Reading Center, located at the Barkley Memorial Center on the university’s East Campus, 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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