girl raises hand to ask a questionFrequently Asked Questions

Who do we serve? 

Our clinic offers group and individual tutoring services for school-age children from Kindergarten – 3rd grade on reading & Kindergarten – 2nd grade in math, with and without IEPs, who are struggling (below benchmark) due to learning and attention difficulties and disabilities, including dyslexia and dyscalculia. 

When are the tutoring sessions scheduled during the school year? 

Children receive 50 minutes of instruction twice a week for 8 weeks each academic term (Fall, Winter, and/or Spring). Your child can be placed in any of the following session times if interventionists are available: 

  • Monday/Wednesday 3:30pm-4:20pm 
  • Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm 
  • Tuesday/Thursday 3:30pm-4:20pm 
  • Tuesday/Thursday 4:30pm-5:20pm 

We adhere to the UO Academic Calendar and the 4J Academic Calendar. 

Do you have a summer clinic?  

We offer a summer camp with both reading and math services for children from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. The camp runs for 5 weeks Monday-Thursday. Check back in the spring for more information! 

Where is the tutoring conducted? 

1655 Alder Street (17th and Alder)
HEDCO Clinic Education Building, Ste. 170
Eugene, OR 97403  

How are students selected to receive the reading and math clinic services? 

Interested families with children enrolled in K-3rd grade can register on the right side of this page under Quick Links – Parents. We invite families to come for a placement test free of cost lasting approximately 30-50 minutes, on a first-come-first-served basis. We then consider each applicant’s degree of need and our ability to help. We give priority to students with the greatest academic needs. 

When will I find out if my child has been chosen to receive clinic services? 

Please fill out the Tutoring Services Application by the following deadlines:  

  • Fall applications are due on 9/20/19 and parents/caregivers will be notified of their child’s selection status by 10/11/19. 
  • Winter applications are due by 11/15/19 and parents/caregivers will be notified of their child’s selection status by 1/10/20. 
  • Spring applications are due on 2/21/20 and parents/caregivers will be notified of their child’s selection status by 4/10/20. 

We try to serve as many children as we can, but our program is based on students serving as tutors so our capacity to serve may vary by term. 

How much does the clinic cost? 

Fees range from $5.00 to $50.00 per session based on family income information provided. On average families pay $10 per session.  

Who are the interventionists tutoring children? 

Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Education, and across different Departments at the UO. They receive intensive training and supervision from our faculty and advanced graduated students to deliver either reading and/or math interventions. 

The tutoring schedule doesn’t work for my family. How can we find private tutors or community services? 

While there may be other programs in the area that provide help with reading instruction, the only programs we are currently recommending are the Academic Achievement Center and Birdsong Speech Therapy.