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Community Reading Clinic

The Community Reading Clinic (CRC) provides services to students who need extra support as literacy learners. Our clinicians, most of whom are current students or graduates of our Master of Arts in Reading Education programs, are highly skilled at helping young people rise to their fullest potential as readers and writers. At the CRC, K-12 students receive individualized, one-on-one tutoring to strengthen their skills in reading, writing, phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, spelling, and comprehension. Graduate students working in our clinic are under the close supervision of SDSU faculty.

CRC sessions run at three points during the year – fall semester, spring semester, and summer term. The dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows:

CRC TermApplication Deadline
Fall Semester (9/26/17–11/28/17)


Spring Semester (dates coming soon)January 21, 2018
Summer Term (dates coming soon)May 31, 2018

Clinicians work one-on-one with clients for 10-12 one-hour sessions at a rate of $60 per hour for a total of either $600 or $700. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

To register a child for one of our sessions: 

  1. A parent or guardian must complete our online application form (which is accessible by cell phone) by the session’s application deadline.
  2. Parents or guardians who wish to apply for financial assistance should submit our separate online financial aid form with their online application. 

Please note that parents or guardians must REAPPLY for each session, as applications will not be held beyond each session’s start date. Acceptance rates will vary, depending upon the number of clinicians working at the Literacy Center during a given session. Fall sessions are the most limited because most of our clinicians are full-time teachers.

Parents and guardians of children admitted to one of our sessions will also be required to sign our Community Reading Clinic Agreement Form. 

Separate diagnostic evaluation services are also available for a fee of $300. 

Contact us for additional information.  

Contact Us

Telephone: (619) 594-1625

Literacy Center Address:
4283 El Cajon Bl., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92105

Parking Information

Mailing Address:
SDSU School of Teacher Education
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182

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