Medaille College Reading Center
Medaille's Reading Center offers literacy instruction to students in grades Pre-K through 12. Literacy specialists provide individualized instruction to children one-on-one and in small group settings. As of fall 2019, our Students with Disabilities tutoring program is also located at the Reading Center. Learn more below.
Medaille College Reading Center Literacy Instruction
Medaille's Reading Center provides individualized literacy instruction to students in grades Pre-K through 12, both in one-on-one and small group settings.
Tutors complete a full informal assessment in the areas of reading, writing and word study before beginning instruction. Students receive individualized instruction designed to meet their distinct needs and parents are provided with a report reflecting the student's developmental levels, as well as areas of strength and need, at the end of the semester.
Whether participants need intensive literacy instruction or a semester of support to accelerate learning, our method of utilizing assessment-driven instruction meets the developmental needs of the students in our center in a unique and effective way. Sessions include tutoring focused on word recognition, decoding skills, comprehension strategies, fluency instruction, vocabulary development, word study and an emphasis on teaching writing skills.
Students respond well to the individualized instruction and attention they receive at the Medaille College Reading Center. Possibly one of the most important areas of improvement we see is in their confidence and motivation!
Reading Center Schedule & Fees
We offer three sessions throughout the year in the fall, spring and summer. Sessions run for 12 weeks during the fall and spring semesters, and for seven weeks during the summer. Days and times for each follow:
Fall & Spring Sessions
All Students (Grades Pre-K through 12): Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Summer Sessions (July through second week of August)
All Students (Grades Pre-K through 12): Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 - 10:45 a.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, time TBD; meet in Medaille College Library (fees are determined by group)
Registration Fees (Reading Center Only)
Early registration dates - fall semester: 8/1, spring semester: 12/1, summer program: 6/1
Early Bird: $95
Early Bird: $140
Early Bird: $200
Director, Reading Center
Please allow two to three weeks after submitting an application to receive confirmation, registration deadlines and start dates. A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required at time of registration. Questions? Email Michelle Cefaratti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with Disabilities Tutoring Program
As of the 2019-20 academic year, Medaille College's Students with Disabilities Tutoring Program has moved to the Reading Center, located at our Buffalo campus. Students in first through twelfth grades, who receive special education services, are eligible for tutoring. An IEP or Section 504 plan must be submitted with registration for the program. Teacher candidates in our M.S.Ed. students with disabilities program will work with participants under the supervision of a special education faculty member. Participants will have the opportunity to work on IEP goals in a variety of content areas, as well as self-advocacy, behavioral needs, functional and daily living skills.
Students with Disabilities Tutoring Program Schedule
Fall & Spring Sessions
All Students (Grades 1 through 12): Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Colleen Wilkinson
Chair, Students with Disabilities Program
Medaille Reading Center Location
The Reading Center is located at 77 Humboldt Parkway, third house from the entrance to the Buffalo campus. Parking is available in the front lot, directly in front of the Main Building, and behind the Humboldt houses, on the campus side. As you enter the Buffalo campus, make a left just after the stop sign, marked for visitor parking. For more information, please review the Medaille College Buffalo Campus map.
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