Reading Center | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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  • K-12 Reading Center

    Capital's Education Department sponsors reading tutoring sessions and remediation for students in grades kindergarten through 12 at the Reading Center. These sessions are conducted by upper-level Capital students who are majoring in education under the skillful leadership and supervision of an on-site professor. The Reading Center started in 1976 and was funded by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. In its 40 year existence, the Reading Center has served over 2,000 students.

    What We Do at the Reading Center
    Our reading tutors can help your child with:

    • Assessment skills
    • Literacy skills
    • Communication skills

    A Whole Semester for $200
    We offer a one-to-one tutoring environment that meets two evenings a week for an entire semester (three evenings a week during the summer). And we also offer several discounts:

    • If your child receives free or reduced lunch, your cost is only $100 a semester
    • We offer a sibling discount so you can reduce your fee for two children by $25
    • If you pay the entire fee on or before the first day of tutoring you will receive an additional $25 off per child
    • Capital employees may be eligible for a discount, please contact the Reading Center

    Your Child's Tutoring Sessions
    Each session is an hour long, one- to-one reading session. Your child receives two hours a week during Fall and Spring semesters and 3 hours a week during Summer sessions.

    Sessions are offered:

    • February through April on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4 and 6 pm
    • June through July on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 4 and 6 pm
    • September through December on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4 and 6 pm

    Our tutors and the professor will prepare and share a summary of your child's experience and skills and will discuss this information with the child's parent or guardian. We will share your child's accomplishments with their school if you request us to do so.

    Registration Information
    For more information about Capital's Reading Center or to register your child(ren), please contact:

    Professor Beverly Finley
    Director of the Reading Center
    (614) 236-6592