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“The progress of mankind results not only from genuine determination, vision and hope but also from a collaboration of individuals
sharing and working together for a common cause.”   E. Desmond Lee, philanthropist and benefactor of the RITE Institute

Message from the RITE Director:

     The common cause which the RITE Institute addresses is training tutors to work in underserved schools. For Spring 2014 we had tutors working in four local school districts: Jennings, Normandy, Riverview Gardens, and St. Louis Public Schools.

     We are currently accepting applications for tutors to be trained in tutoring techniques and assigned to AVID college readiness classes or to tutor in mathematics or ESOL at local public schools.

     For parents seeking special help for their children, the College of Education at UMSL has a Literacy Clinic as part of its teacher education curriculum. My colleague Dr. Rebecca Rogers, who directs the Clinic, has suggested that we add a link to her website for the program: UMSL College of Education Literacy Clinic  There is an application online; in addition we have a version of the application that can be printed, filled out, and mailed to Dr. Rogers at the address on the form: Application-LiteracyClinic.

     Additional tutoring help is offered through the Y Read program of the YMCA. See the bottom part of the page on their website: Y Read Program.

     One of the newer programs that RITE supports is called Conscious Choice. Please see our special page along with the Conscious Choice brochure for a full description of the program.

     And, finally, please note that we have added some ACT preparation materials and website links, to complement the "ACT Prep for Success" classes that Mrs. Bell taught this summer. Please click on "ACT Prep for Success" on the list at the left side of this screen.

Judith Cochran, PhD