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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 Fall 2014 we have tutors working in two local school districts: Jennings and St. Louis Public Schools, including three charter schools. We are currently accepting applications for tutors for Spring Semester 2015 to be trained in tutoring techniques and assigned to AVID college readiness classes or to tutor in literacy at local public schools.

     For parents seeking special help for their children, the College of Education at UMSL has a Literacy Clinic:    There is an application online: UMSL College of Education Literacy Clinic. 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.

     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.

     And finally, I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching a course "Teaching Basic Reading Skills to Adults" at UMSL during the Spring Semester 2015. Please click on this link to see a flyer with more information about the course: Flyer for EDUC 5006 or ADULT ED 4311.

Judith Cochran, PhD
Director