The Reading Center serves the educational needs of people with dyslexia through tutoring, testing, teacher training and promotion of the science of reading. Our vision is "Literacy for all."
Impact and Programs
In 2021, we served 858 dyslexic students through testing, tutoring, and small group classes. 152 of these students received barrier-free tutoring right on-site through a partner organization. Barrier-free means that participating diverse and low-income students receive free tutoring at no cost and often benefit from wraparound services provided by partners in a location that is easy for them to access. In total 13,085 1:1, tutoring sessions were held, and $101,403 in need-based scholarships were awarded to students and trainees. 25% of the students receiving scholarships identified as a person of color.
In addition to training 54 new Orton-Gillingham tutors through our intensive 120+ hour program, 2,798 Minnesota educators participated in our free Dyslexia 101 online course. We estimate that 65,450 students (11,972 who are likely dyslexic) benefited from educators learning more about dyslexia and the science of reading.
1) Scaling our tutoring model so that we can impact more students with dyslexia.
2) Train more tutors and teachers in OG, and investing in Academy credentials for our program staff.
3) Make TRC more welcoming to a wider diversity of students, families and staff.
4) To influence policy that will benefit dyslexic students statewide and to promote the science of reading.
Community or Constituency Served
People with dyslexia. Dyslexia is the unexpected difficulty learning to read, write and spell.
Geographic Area Served