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KNOXVILLE—A limited number of children in first through sixth grade who are struggling with math or reading may be eligible for academic tutoring this summer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills (KLASS) Center, in conjunction with UT’s Special Education and School Psychology programs, will offer tutoring services using scientifically validated intervention strategies.

These services will be offered at four sixty-minute sessions per week from July 2 to 26.

The services will be conducted on the UT campus, and parents will be responsible for a minimal materials charge and parking. The tutoring, which is free, will be conducted by teachers who are getting a certification in special education.

Children who will be enrolled in grades one through six in the 2012-2013 school year are eligible. Those who are struggling significantly or who have already been diagnosed with a learning disability and/or ADHD are encouraged to seek the services.

Initial assessments will be conducted the week of June 18 to determine whether the program is appropriate for the child and also to determine targeted instruction areas for each child. The progress of students in the tutoring program will be monitored.

This is not part of a research study; however, parents may be asked if they would like their children to continue during the school year in relevant research studies that are geared at intervention development and implementation.

To schedule an assessment, call 865-974-6177. For more information, contact Brian Wilhoit at 865-974-6395 or

C O N T A C T :

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,