Reading Clinic

Duquesne student and reading clinic client reading book together

As a non-profit educational service of the Duquesne University School of Education, the Reading Clinic has been helping children and their parents since 1964. Students, ages 6-17, can benefit from affordable, research-based assessment and tutorial services in a nurturing environment that fosters confidence and academic achievement. Students enhance their reading skills with methods developed and practiced by our nationally recognized faculty researchers in reading development.

Our Reading Clinic Provides:

  • Experienced clinicians from our Reading Specialist program and practicing reading specialists who understand our mission of putting children's needs first
  • Individualized and group instruction, tailored to each student's age and unique needs
  • Evaluation results and final tutoring progress report
  • Workshops for parents that address their concerns and provide information on how to support their children's literacy development
  • Convenient session times
  • Affordable tutoring fees.




Saturday morning during fall and spring semesters.
The Duquesne Reading Clinic is now accepting applications for the spring 2021 clinic. At this time, we plan to hold the clinic face-to-face on Saturdays. We will also have limited weeknight spots as well.

Applications are being accepted now through December 10.

  • Assessment Day: January 22, new K-12 students only
  • First Clinic: February 5
  • Spring Break: March 12 (no clinic)
  • Last Clinic: April 9
  • Celebration: April 23

Assessment and tutoring sessions take place in the Reading Clinic labs, located on the ground floor of Canevin Hall on the Duquesne University campus.

Summer will be a mix of in-person and virtual and will depend upon the preference of the parent and clinician.

$150 per semester.

Fees are payable via cash or check when the student enters the program.

Checks should be made payable to Duquesne University Reading Clinic

Reading Clinic Applications

  • Applications are being accepted now through December 10.
  • Applications for Spring will be accepted beginning November 1 and will end on December 10.
  • Application for Summer will be accepted until June 1. Very limited availability.

Parents will be required to apply every semester to be considered for the upcoming session.

Interested candidates can apply online or contact our Reading Clinic.