Academic Tutoring provides one on one tutoring to students in a variety of reading, language arts and mathematics foundations related to literacy. Pre-service teachers from University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham Southern deliver structured reading and mathematics content to students in kindergarten through fifth grades three days per week under the joint-supervision of their professor and a Better Basics Program Coordinator.


Teacher Comment…

“My students have more self-confidence, attempting to write their name, participating more; tremendous growth; they are doing so much better!”

Parent Comment…

“Before tutoring my daughter did not want to read and it was a struggle to try and encourage reading. However, when she began tutoring she bonded with her tutor and referred to her tutor as a friend, she wanted to read at home and took delight in reading to me.”