NSU Reading Clinic will waive tutoring fees this fall

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Northern State University Reading Clinic will offer free tutoring services for children this fall to assist families dealing with the financial impact of the pandemic.

“Some families are struggling from drops in income caused by COVID-19 economic disruption,” said Reading Clinic Director Dr. Timothy Houge. “Therefore, I have decided to suspend the reading clinic tuition this coming fall.”

The NSU Reading Clinic, located in Williams Library on the Northern campus, is an after-school tutoring program providing literacy assessment and instruction for students in grades 1-12 at any reading level. Education majors from the NSU Millicent Atkins School of Education provide these tutoring services, working one-on-one with students.

Fall 2020 tutoring is tentatively set to begin on Aug. 19. Social distancing and sanitation guidelines will be in place, and participants are asked to wear masks. Parents are also asked to commit to bringing their child twice a week. Tutoring typically occurs on a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule, but families may request a different schedule if needed.

For more information or to register, contact Houge at 605-626-3169.