The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) offers several tutoring programs designed to meet the academic needs of children and youth.
The RCLC Afterschool program serves 65 children, grades 1 through 12. Participants receive an hour of literacy tutoring, Monday through Thursday, from trained college student volunteers. Tutoring sessions include skill based instruction, guided reading, reading aloud, and writing prompts. Children participate in a range of enrichment activities for the remainder of the afternoon. This program runs throughout the academic year. Children must enroll for the full year and attend Monday through Thursday each week. Fridays are an optional day; educational programming is provided on that day, but not tutoring.
Youth grades 7-12 can receive one-on-one tutoring from ND college student volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5:45-7pm. Tutoring can be arranged for a variety of subject areas, depending on student need. Participants must register for the entire semester.
Literacy Corps Tutoring
The RCLC Literacy Corps provides free tutoring to low-income students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. A well-trained volunteer corps provides one-on-one literacy tutoring with lesson plans that align to the Indiana State Standards. Students are exposed to good literature and exciting and pertinent writing opportunities while receiving the academic support that they need. Children receive one hour of tutoring, four times per week, for ten weeks. This program is offered at Harrison Primary School and the Robinson Community Learning Center.
The NDCAC Tutoring and Arts Enrichment program serves children grades 1-4 at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture on South Bend’s west side. Children receive an hour of literacy tutoring, followed by an hour of arts enrichment activities. The program runs Monday through Thursday, for twelve weeks, during fall and spring semesters of the academic year.
Tutors also need to complete a Protection of Children Form, and bring back to the Center.