The UCF K-6 Reading Clinics were developed by Reading and Language Arts Education faculty members with the intent to promote effective literacy instruction in education.

Current and future impact include:

  • Providing high quality literacy instruction through the development of various reading clinics (interwoven with education coursework to offer authentic teaching experiences for our college’s education students)
  • Providing reading and writing enrichment opportunities for local students (grades 1-8) through summer digital storytelling camps
  • Establishing links with the community that are supportive of literacy efforts
  • Collaborating with local districts and schools to promote quality literacy instruction
  • Promoting family literacy development
  • Providing context for focused research efforts of UCF faculty and graduate students

We collaborate with local school districts, the City of Orlando and the John H. Jackson Community Center. Organizations interested in collaborating with the UCF K-6 Reading Clinics should contact Dr. Michelle Kelley or Dr. Taylar Wenzel.

Fall Reading Clinic at UCF Main Campus

Would your child benefit from more one-to-one and small group instruction in reading and writing? Would you like more specific information about your child's reading performance and at-home suggestions? Your child will be paired with an undergraduate education student for individualized support in developing their reading, writing, and thinking abilities. Reading and Language Arts faculty supervise the clinics. The final session includes a parent conference with suggested at-home activities.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 - November 20, 2019
Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $100.00 per child
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Taylar Wenzel and Dr. Michelle Kelley
Questions: Contact Kristan Priske

UCF South Lake Reading Clinic in Clermont Fall 2019

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education South Lake Campus (Clermont) Fall 2019 Reading Clinic pairs your K-5 child with an undergraduate education student for individualized support in developing their reading, writing, and thinking abilities.

Fall 2019 schedule for UCF South Lake Campus Reading Clinic

Dates: Thursdays, September 19, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $75 per child
Faculty Supervisor: Marni Kay
Questions: Contact Marni Kay

UCF Saturday Reading Camp at OCPS Academic Center for Excellence

The UCF College of Community Innovation and Education, in collaboration with the City of Orlando, operates a unique Reading Camp Program on Saturday mornings during both the fall and spring semesters. Elementary children (Kindergarten through Grade Six) receive free tutoring in reading by UCF teacher education students. Undergraduates in the Elementary Education program are afforded this unique, multicultural experience. In addition, parents of the children receiving the personalized reading instruction participate in a Parent Education Program focused on helping their child improve his/her reading abilities at home. This occurs while the children are tutored in reading.

For further information, contact Dr. Taylar Wenzel.

Digital Storytelling Camp

Every summer, the college offers a digital storytelling camp. Students in grades K-6 combine literacy, visual arts and technology while embarking on reading adventures. Three separate weekly sessions are available. The final session includes a parent celebration where students showcase their digital stories.

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Taylar Wenzel
Questions: Contact Kristan Priske

Reading Clinic Directors

Michelle Kelley, Ed.D.


Reading Education



Taylar Wenzel, Ed.D.

Associate Lecturer

Elementary Education