The Texas A&M University (TAMU) Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies is housed in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture. Historically, the TAMU Reading Clinic began providing services in 2001, and has served K-12 aspiring readers from the community and beyond in both its on-campus location and virtually. The Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies is supported by trained undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Education and Human Development. All pre-service and graduate tutors are overseen and guided by university faculty and staff. Instruction is individualized and based on children’s individual assessment data.
Mission of the Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies
The Mission of the TAMU Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies is to be a collaborative learning site that provides evidence-based, accessible, high-quality, cost-effective literacy instruction to the community; promotes student reading outcomes; educates preservice teachers and classroom professionals; and engages in high-quality reading research to help advance the field.
Values of the Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies
- We are committed to providing evidence-based literacy instruction to all students.
- We are committed to providing opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop their knowledge and skills as teachers of reading and writing.
- We are committed to supporting families playing a central role in their child’s language and literacy development.
- We are committed to collaborative work with parents, teachers, schools and other community groups.
As Part of this mission, the Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies offers the following services:
- One-on-one tutoring for children across the elementary grades and middle school
- Comprehensive literacy assessments for school-age children
- Professional development for teachers, specialists, and schools providing reading instruction to elementary and middle school students
Help support the TAMU clinic for advanced literacy studies
You can help provide a semester of tutoring for a child. The TAMU Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies has a Scholarship Fund for families who may need assistance with tuition.
Ideas for donations:
- $25-$50 donation towards supplies such as plastic letters, letter tiles, whiteboards, dry-erase markers, fluency phones, pens/pencils, etc.
- $70 donation towards purchasing teacher manuals for each preservice teacher to use while tutoring
- $200 donation to support tutoring for a child
- $500 donation to purchase decodable texts for children to read during tutoring sessions
- $1,000 donation to support preservice teachers’ tutoring experience
Please call us with any questions you might have about donating to the TAMU Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies.