Cuellar Students, TAMIU Tutors Recognized for Literacy Efforts
More than 40 students and their Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) literacy tutors will be recognized for their participation this semester in literacy tutoring at Henry Cuellar Elementary School Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The Literacy Enrichment Center initiative brings TAMIU teacher candidates into Cuellar Elementary for one-on-one tutoring with “struggling readers” to help build literacy skills and self-confidence.
Tutors are TAMIU College of Education students in teacher education and communication disorders programs. Supervision of the twice-weekly program is provided by a TAMIU faculty member and an assistant.
The program is in its fourth semester of operation at Cuellar Elementary and part of a formal literacy partnership formed by TAMIU and United Independent School District in Fall 2011. More than 150 students have received one-on-one support to improve their reading and writing skills.
The ongoing literacy enrichment project and partnership depend on grants and donations for support.
For additional information about the TAMIU-UISD Literacy Partnership and the Cuellar Literacy Enrichment Center, please contact Dr. Philip S. Roberson, TAMIU clinical associate professor, College of Education, at 956.326.3155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cuellar Elementary information is available by calling 956.473.2700 or visiting the school’s website at http://cuellar.unitedisd.org
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