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Wee Difference for March: Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan

Courtesy Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan

This month’s Wee Difference orgnaization is the Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan.

The Children’s Dyslexia Center is a two-prong non-profit organization, helping children with dyslexia and training tutors to help those children.

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR is spotlighting this great non-profit for March because it’s making a Wee Difference!

From the Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan:

The mission of the Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan is to provide free, one-on-one instruction to children who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling by first training tutors to use a highly effective method of teaching.”

The requirements for becoming a tutor with the center are to have earned a bachelor’s degree and having completed Multisensory Structural Language Education Council accredited training, 45 hours of classroom training, 100 hours of practicums with students and 10 hours of observation. The council’s training program, which can cost about $5,000, is free to trainees.

Becoming a tutor takes about a year of working with two students at the center. During the time period, tutors are considered volunteers while completing the required 45 hours of classroom training, 100 hours of practicum training and 10 hours of observation.

Tutoring lessons for the practicum are scheduled twice weekly on either Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday for 50 minutes each lesson with two students. All sessions are held between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Contact the center online or call (616) 776-6840 to inquire about when the next training session begins.

The center is located at 233 Fulton St. East on the fifth floor in Grand Rapids,

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