Literacy Education

FAQs About Reading Clinic Services

When are the tutoring sessions scheduled?

SPRING Semester (February through April - 24 sessions)
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm-6:30pm

We adhere to the NYU Academic Calendar. We do not take a winter break or the NYCDOE spring break.

SUMMER- The month of July
Every Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-11:30am

Where is the tutoring conducted?

We conduct all sessions at NYU Washington Square Campus.

East Building
239 Greene Street
5th Floor
Georgiou Children’s Library and Resource Center

All tutees must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

How are students selected to receive the reading clinic services?

We give priority to students with the greatest reading needs. We accept children who have IEPs and children who do not have IEPs. We usually have more graduate students who are certified to work with children in elementary school than secondary school, so we can serve more elementary students than secondary students. We consider each applicant’s degree of need and our ability to help.

When will I find out if my child has been chosen to receive literacy clinic services?

Applications for the spring sessions are due on December 31st, and parents will be notified of their child’s selection status by January 7th.
Applications for the summer sessions are due by May 31st, and parents will be notified of their child’s selection status by June 7th.

How can teachers recommend students for the clinic?

Please feel free to make copies of the brochure on our website and pass it along to parents who might be interested. We usually only have 12 slots for students in the spring and 6 slots in the summer. Good attendance and punctuality are imperative. Both parent and teacher applications must be submitted for a child to be considered for selection.

How much does the clinic cost?

In order to cover the cost of materials, we request that a $75 personal check or bank check be made out to New York University. We cannot accept cash. This contribution will cover the expenses for all 24 hours of tutoring (Spring - 24 sessions; Summer - 16 sessions). Upon request, a reduced fee, staggered fee, or a scholarship may be arranged.

The Clinical Literacy Practicum schedule doesn’t work for my family. How can we find private tutors that apply a diagnostic methodology?

Feel free to contact Dr. Stahl ( to obtain a list of literacy specialists who have been trained at NYU and currently do private tutoring. They have no current affiliation with NYU, but they were trained to do the diagnostic evaluations that are found on this website, and they tutored in our reading clinic under Dr. Stahl’s supervision using a diagnostic, customized model of instruction.