SHSU Offers Summer Reading Tutorials


If Joanie can't read, or read well, a summer class at Sam Houston State University could help.


During the first summer session June 9 - July 3 the university's College of Education is offering a graduate course in the assessment and treatment of students experiencing classroom literacy problems. The course includes a laboratory working with actual students in grades one through seven.


"We invite students who are experiencing problems with decoding skills, understanding what they read or reading with fluency and expression," said Leonard Breen, associate professor in the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations.


"This tutorial experience will be conducted by graduate students enrolled in the college's Master's Degree Program in Reading," said Breen.

"These tutors are all experienced classroom teachers enrolled in advanced class work."


Sessions are scheduled in the Teacher Education Center, with students attending three one-hour tutorial sessions per week. Specific morning times and days per week are in the process of being worked out. There is a $20 fee, and Breen said some scholarship assistance is also available.


The number of students who can participate will be at least 20, but possibly more if more graduate students enroll in the course.


Interested persons should contact Breen at 936.294.1139 or by e-mail at



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May 13, 2008
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