Saturday Morning One-to-one Reading and Writing Sessions

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Spring 2023 tutoring is full. Please check out CLaRI's summer 2023 options

 CLaRI offers our on-site “One-to-one Reading and Writing Sessions” program on Saturday mornings.  

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 not requiring children or adults to wear masks while in UB buildings. Teachers may wear a mask, if they prefer. CLaRI offers masks for children and parents if they want to wear them while in CLaRI. Teachers and staff clean tutoring surfaces and supplies after each tutoring session. If your child's teacher or your child tests positive for COVID, in-person tutoring will switch to virtual tutoring.


Please contact CLaRI staff with any questions about our summer program