Reading Programs

Fall 2016 Literacy Labs - FREE -
Spring 2017 Tutoring

Step One: Please register for your desired session(s)

Step Two: Program/Payment selection.  Skip this step for Fall 2016 Literacy Labs.  Please pay required $25 non-refundable Registration fee for Spring 2017 Tutoring to reserve a place 


Office hours

  • Fall and spring semesters, September through April, noon to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • Summer hours during May, June and August, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday

The McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic at Western Michigan University offers opportunities that will extend students' knowledge and expertise in reading, writing, and critical literacy skills with various kinds of texts. The McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic:

staff in the Reading Center

  • Provides individual and small group literacy instruction to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade who may be experiencing reading or writing difficulties.
  • Provides a trained and supportive staff of professionals to supervise undergraduate tutors who meet weekly with their students throughout the semester.
  • Takes referrals from schools and families.
  • Provides future teachers and master teachers with literacy practicum experiences in diagnostic teaching in a clinical setting by serving as an intern facility for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Offers reasonable tuition for quality services.