NSU Reading Clinic will waive tutoring fees this fall

NSU student reading to elementary student

ABERDEEN, S.D. –  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.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions