Reading Clinic

The Literacy Clinic is a collaborative learning site that focuses on the preparation of future teacher leaders and researchers. We prepare beginning teachers to teach literacy and to integrate literacy instruction within and across content areas. We also prepare experienced teachers to become literacy specialists or literacy coaches through our Literacy Specialist program (K-12). Teachers in our Literacy Clinics provide reading and writing assessment and instruction to children, adolescents and adults in the community.

Our Literacy Clinic/s have transformed over time from a face-to-face University-based clinic that prepares practicing educators to become literacy specialists to school and community-based literacy clinics that prepare pre-service & in-service educators and, now, includes an online Literacy Clinic that holds the potential to reach educators, students, and families beyond our usual catchment area. In each of these learning ecologies, we provide literacy tutorials based on the sciences of reading within culturally and historically responsive frameworks. Educators work 1:1 or in small groups with students who are reading and writing below grade level. We are advancing innovative ways to connect with diverse families and their literacy practices. In addition, we are passionate about connecting educators, students, and families with diverse children’s authors from St. Louis and across the nation.

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our online Literacy Clinic that provides important literacy tutoring to students in the area. For more information and the link to apply, download a flyer

We invite parents to apply for the Clinic by completing this application form. Please note that you will not hear from us until there is a space available.

We particularly invite students and families in the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ footprint to apply (e.g. Normandy, Jennings, Ferguson-Florissant, Ritenour, and St. Louis Public Schools). 

For additional questions, you can contact us by email.




In collaboration with the E. Des Lee Endowment for Tutorial Education