Center for the Inquiry of Transformative Literacies
One UTSA Circle
UTSA Main Campus
Dr. Misty Sailors, Director
Dr. Alicia Villarreal, Research Coordinator
Since its founding in 1999, The Reading Place/La Plaza de Lectura has provided tutoring assistance in reading and writing to more than 1,500 children in the San Antonio area. Each semester, students from UTSA’s College of Education tutor over 100 children, our Roadrunner Readers, during weekly one-on-one sessions to help improve literacy skills. Tutoring takes place at the Downtown Campus for approximately one hour in the evening and are open to children in first through sixth grade. The cost is $30.00 per child per semester and includes a parking pass.
As part of their education program, UTSA students identify each child’s reading strengths and areas for improvement and create an individual tutoring plan based on the child’s needs. This plan is used to develop specialized reading instruction each week. At the end of the semester, children celebrate their reading successes in a presentation for their families and tutors share the children’s progress with the parents.
We hope to have the opportunity to help your child become an excellent reader and writer—a Roadrunner Reader! For information about upcoming sessions, applications, attendance policy and more, please see below.
Visit the La Plaza website for information on our current tutoring sessions:
Click HERE for the tutoring application.
Good attendance is mandatory to remain in this program. This program is part of our of our UTSA students’ coursework so they must complete these tutoring hours in order to fulfill their course requirements. Your child will be allowed 2 absences per semester. If your child is unable to attend or will be late for a session, please notify The Reading Place/La Plaza de Lectura by calling 210.458.2649 and leave a message if you receive the automated message. Please arrive promptly when dropping off and picking up your child and sign your name on the “Sign Out” sheet kept by your child’s tutor.