Dear Parent/Guardian and Tutees,
Welcome to the Watson and Associates Literacy Center (WALC) at California State University, San Bernardino College of Education. The mission of the Literacy Center is to assist students, grades kindergarten through 12, to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Funded by a generous grant from Watson and Associates, the Center offers interactive tutoring within carefully designed programs.
Please complete the enclosed application, if you have not yet done so, and return it to the Literacy Center CE-119. Each applicant to the Literacy Center will be assessed using Renaissance Place, an online assessment tool. For an assessment for placement in the next cycle of tutoring, call 909-537-2665 to schedule an appointment.
Children will be invited to participate in tutoring based on space available and need. Children whose literacy achievement is less proficient will receive priority. Each child receives tutoring one day each week, 3:30-4:30 pm or 4:30-5:30 pm. On the application, please indicate which day, Monday through Thursday, and the time that is best for your schedule. You may be asked to attend on an alternate day depending on the availability of tutors. Regular attendance is necessary for continued growth and to achieve each tutee's potential.
Each tutoring session begins at 3:30 pm or 4:30 pm and lasts for one hour. Instruction is 1 to 1 so your child receives individualized instruction. Please remember to sign your child in for each session. Every child is strongly encouraged to check out books from our children's library.
Parking codes are issued to each family at the beginning of the quarter, and will only be valid during tutoring times. Parking codes are valid for all parking areas on campus except 30 minute parking, handicapped and designated faculty and staff spaces. Those areas are monitored by Parking Services, and vehicles using those areas will be ticketed. Please do not share the code.
At the end of each quarter your child’s tutor will discuss your child’s progress with you and provide a progress report. This report will list the results of the assessments that were administered, literacy skills taught during tutoring sessions, and suggestions to help maintain your child’s progress. In addition, tutees and families will enjoy a Writing Celebration on week eight. This will showcase the tutee's written work completed during the quarter.
Each quarter a fee is charged for materials for each child enrolled in our program. Fees are: $90 for the first child and $45 for each additional child in the same household. Payments are made in the Bursar’s Office in the basement of University Hall, room UH-035. You will be given a form to take with you to make the payment. Please return the form and receipt to the Literacy Center as proof of payment. Payments are due by the third week of tutoring.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WALC. Thank you,
Dr. Greg Richardson