Community Outreach Tutoring Programs

The Dan L. Duncan Summer Tutoring Program at the Texas Medical Center


The 2014 Dan L. Duncan Clinic Summer Tutoring program offers two four-week sessions. Each session consists of two hours of instruction per day, four days a week.

The Dan L. Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Children’s Learning Institute was created through the generosity of the Dan L. Duncan family and is part of the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Our mission is to enhance children’s opportunities for successful living by providing them with individualized, research-based assessment and clinical services. This summer, enroll your child in a tutoring program that will provide skills for success in Reading for the upcoming school year. Our programs target both struggling students as well as students with grade level academic skills.

Enrollment Information

The Dan L. Duncan Clinic Summer Tutoring program offers two four-week sessions. Each session consists of two hours of instruction per day, four days a week. Please note: for the duration of each session, students must choose to attend either in the morning only or afternoon only.

The following sessions are offered:

  • Session 1 - June 9th-July 3rd, 2014 (2 hours a day Monday-Thursday, 9-11 or 12-2)
  • Session 2 - July 7th-July 31st, 2014 (2 hours a day Monday-Thursday, 9-11 or 12-2)
  • $1950.00 single session or $3800.00 for both sessions (includes $100.00 Placement Test Fee)

* Registration Deadline for Session 1 – April 30, 2014
* Registration Deadline for Session 2 – May 30, 2014

Placement Test

Our comprehensive program placement consists of a combination of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests. The placement test is scheduled prior to the first day of each tutoring session in order to tailor an instructional plan for each student. The placement test takes 1-2 hours to complete and is administered at the Dan L. Duncan Clinic. At the end of each session, post assessments are administered to provide results.

Registration Information

Registration will begin in mid-March!

Registration is now open. For more information, contact Victoria Moss at (713) 500-8317 or email:

Click here to register now!To register for the Dan L. Duncan Summer Tutoring program, click here. After completing your online registration, a representative from the Dan L. Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic will contact you to schedule the placement test.

Seats are limited. Click here for online registration

Program Information

Session InformationWe offer low tutor-to-student ratios (1:1 or 1:2) for grades K-8. All intervention programs are evidence-based and have been identified as effective approaches to reading instruction. Based on assessment results and needs, a tailored instructional plan will be implemented in the following areas. Upon requests the sessions for grades 3-4 can be designed for one hour of reading and one hour of math increments (based on program placement results).

Phonemic Awareness:
  • Rhyming
  • Sentence Segmentation
  • Segmenting Sounds
  • Blending
  • Initial/Final Sounds
  • Substituting Sounds
  • Syllables
  • Deleting Sounds
  • Sound Discrimination


  • Letter Names
  • Letter Sounds
  • Advanced Letter
  • Sound Combinations

Word Attack Skills and Spelling:

  • Decoding
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Homonyms
  • Inflectional Endings
  • Multisyllabic Words
  • Compound Words
  • Possessives

Listening and Reading Comprehension:

  • Retell
  • Sequencing
  • Story Grammar
  • Character Mood
  • Summarizing
  • Main Idea
  • Inference
  • Problem/Solution

Vocabulary and Fluency:

  • Multiple Meanings
  • Synonyms
  • Examples and Non-Examples
  • Expression
  • Timed Readings

Word Problems (Grades 3-4):

Level 1– Students learn how to analyze word problem types to prepare for algebraic cognition.

Level 2-Students learn to represent the structure of a variety of word problems using an algebraic equation and learn to solve those algebraic equations with three problem types.

For more information, contact Victoria Moss at 713-500-8317 or email:

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