Saturday Morning One-to-one Reading and Writing Sessions

Couple studying together.

CLaRI’s on-site and virtual program “One-to-one Reading and Writing Sessions” is now available on Saturday mornings. For fall 2021, we will offer both in-person and virtual literacy tutoring.

This program provides individualized tutoring to children entering Kindergarten through grade 12. Certified literacy specialists provide weekly, hour-long literacy sessions on Saturday mornings that use authentic literature and research-based practices to tailor instruction to meet each child’s unique literacy and learning needs. We do not use pre-packaged, publisher-produced or scripted reading/writing programs. We provide individualized instruction in one or all of the following areas: comprehension, fluency, spelling and writing. While we cannot work on school-assigned homework during tutoring sessions, we can focus literacy instruction on targeted areas indicated by the child's school.


Our teachers are all certified New York State teachers and literacy specialists. These individuals have tutored for us before as part of our master’s program and have demonstrated excellent teaching abilities.

Parent Debriefing

The last five minutes of every tutoring session are reserved for clinicians to speak to parents about the instruction provided during that lesson, their child’s literacy progress and (if requested) homework. After each tutoring session, parents will receive a brief summary sheet that states: what instruction occurred, what the child excelled in, what the child still needs to work on and (if requested) homework.

COVID-19 In-person Tutoring Guidelines

At this time, UB is requiring all children and adults (regardless of their vaccination status) to wear masks while in UB buildings. CLaRI also has desk dividers and is large enough that teachers and children can social distance. Teachers sanitize tutoring desks after each tutoring session. CLaRI has extra masks if your child forgets his/her mask.


Please contact CLaRI staff with any questions about our summer program