This individualized diagnostic reading program serves K-12 students. The program provides a thorough evaluation of reading, including present reading achievement, strengths, and areas for improvement. Additionally, instruction of useful reading strategies is provided. All program sessions are conducted by certified teachers who are completing a master's degree in literacy education with specialization in reading at NIU. The program is offered on a rotating basis in DeKalb and at NIU's outreach centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, and Rockford. For more information call (815)753-8450.
A collaboration between the Department of Literacy Education, Office of Student Financial Aid, and the DeKalb Public Schools, the program provides one-on-one tutoring for elementary students who struggle with reading. America Reads tutors receive 12 hours of training prior to beginning so they can provide high quality tutoring using a research-based session format. Services are offered free-of-charge in school, after school, and during the summer. For more information, call (815)753-3939.
Book Buddies is a one-on-one tutoring program for struggling elementary readers. Trained undergraduate tutors provide individualized, structured lessons based on ongoing assessment. Weekly tutoring sessions address reading, writing, and spelling skills. Book Buddies is offered free of charge during the Winter and Spring Semesters. Parents provide transportation for their children to attend Book Buddies at the NIU Literacy Clinic.
The Literacy Clinic offers a program aimed at improving the reading and learning potential of intermediate-school age boys in the DeKalb and Sycamore area. This program involves short, weekly meetings of groups of boys, along with NIU affiliated instructors, in a “book club” type setting; where boys learn to read and interact with a particular book during weekly sessions, while using multiple formats, (print, electronic, aural, visual, etc.); environments (classroom, recreational, instructive, and collaborative settings); as well as additional participants, (academic, professional, and community). The goal of the program is to improve the boys’ literacy in ways that will positively influence multiple facets of their academic, professional, and social lives.
This program offers customized reading tutoring by a certified Reading Specialist. This program is designed for K-12 students who are experiencing difficulties in reading. For more information, call (815)753-1416.