The Reading Center

Children

The Reading Center offers students in grades K-5 the opportunity to improve their reading .  Our primary curriculum is Lexia Reading Core 5.  Students work on tablets or computers.  Paper and pencil tasks can follow.  We are located in the SPY (St. Paul’s Youth) Cabin at the rear of the St. Paul’s church property.

If you are a good reader, Lexia is designed to help you get even better.  If you are a so-so reader, Lexia will start to make you strong.  And if reading is really hard for you, Lexia can help you too. 

Thanks to a grant provided by the Family Literacy Centers, Inc  we can offer this program to families free of charge.  Thanks to our volunteers, we can give students 1:1 support with instruction if they need help with specific concepts. 

Attendance is necessary 2-4 times a week.  Sessions are 30-60 minutes long.

Do you know a child who would benefit from Lexia instruction and who could attend regularly?

For further information, e-mail Lee Weiss at LeeTWeiss@gmail.com or leave a message with your contact information in the church office.

Volunteers

Do you like to work with kids?  Would you like to help a child with reading?  Come to The Reading Center!

The Reading Center is one of twelve tutoring centers operated by Project Understanding, an inter-faith nonprofit serving Ventura County.   Our primary curriculum is Lexia Reading Core 5.  Thanks to a grant from the Family Literacy Centers, Inc  we are able to offer Lexia free of charge. 

Web-based and individualized, Lexia is designed for students of all abilities.  Winner of numerous awards, Lexia is highly regarded.  Students practice decoding (figuring out what the word is), comprehension (understanding the meaning of the passage), and fluency (reading comfortably and quickly).  Instruction adjusts to each child’s level and needs. 

We are located in space donated by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Oxnard. The Reading Center can be found in the SPY (St. Paul’s Youth) Cabin at the rear of St. Paul’s church property.  Volunteers can provide assistance with online instruction or with associated paper and pencil tasks.  No previous experience in teaching reading is necessary.  During the school year, we are open Monday – Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

For further information, e-mail Lee Weiss  at  LeeTWeiss@gmail.com or leave a message with your contact information in the church office.