Cuellar Students, TAMIU Mentors Recognized for Literacy Efforts
Posted: 5/2/13

Cuellar Students, TAMIU Tutors Recognized for Literacy Efforts

More than 40 students and their Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) literacy tutors will be recognized for their participation this semester in literacy tutoring at  Henry Cuellar Elementary School Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The Literacy Enrichment Center initiative brings TAMIU teacher candidates into Cuellar Elementary for one-on-one tutoring with “struggling readers” to help build literacy skills and self-confidence.

group photo at Cuellar elementary school

Tutors are TAMIU College of Education students in teacher education and communication disorders programs. Supervision of the twice-weekly program is provided by a TAMIU faculty member and an assistant.

group photo at Cuellar elementary school

The program is in its fourth semester of operation at Cuellar Elementary and part of a formal literacy partnership formed by TAMIU and United Independent School District in Fall 2011. More than 150 students have received one-on-one support to improve their reading and writing skills.

group photo at Cuellar elementary school

The ongoing literacy enrichment project and partnership depend on grants and donations for support.

For additional information about the TAMIU-UISD Literacy Partnership and the Cuellar Literacy Enrichment Center, please contact Dr. Philip S. Roberson, TAMIU clinical associate professor, College of Education, at 956.326.3155 or email philip.roberson@tamiu.edu. Cuellar Elementary information is available by calling 956.473.2700 or visiting the school’s website at http://cuellar.unitedisd.org

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu