Do you know what happens after hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October through June on the Lynn campus? Approximately twenty licensed teachers from the North Shore gather after school and get to work! These teachers are are part of the Gordon College Orton-Gillingham Reading Clinic. These teachers are in the final phase of becoming licensed reading specialists.
After two years of intensive study, the teachers provide free of charge, one-on-one tutoring for children who struggle with reading. Using the scientifically-based Orton Gillingham or “O-G” method, elementary students are assessed and prescribed with just the right plan to help them succeed in reading. Each tutor meets with his/her student twice a week for 7 months. And they get increased reading and spelling results!
Who are the students? All seats are offered first to NSCS students in consultation with our classroom teachers. Remaining seats are then offered to other children from the community.
Who directs the clinic? Professor Abigail Sullivan holds a master’s degree from Gordon College and is in the final stages of her doctorate from Northeastern University. She is an experienced reading specialist in the public sector and former Christian school classroom teacher. Professor Sullivan teaches several courses on the Gordon campus preparing the tutors to deliver the highly regarded O-G reading program. At NSCS, she coaches and mentors the newest crop of reading specialists.
NSCS and Gordon College take pride in their strong and collaborative relationship lasting more than ten years.
January 8, 2014