United Way's United Learning Center is a tutoring program for local K-12 students.
This unique and effective learning experience is tailored to meet the specific literacy needs of every student.
Instruction by Experienced Tutors
At the United Learning Center, tutors asses every student before creating a customized learning plan. Tutors monitor student's progress, instructing and coaching them along the way. All ULC tutors are certified in the Orton-Gillingham methods of literacy instruction, which can support students with Dyslexia and similar learning differences.
Individual Attention to Every Student
With a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 2:1, each child receives maximum attention from a skilled educator.
Virtual and In-Person Tutoring
Tutoring can be done virtually or in a safe and clean in-person environment. Current in-person tutoring locations include Harding Elementary School and the United Way office.
United Learning Center is a FREE tutoring program made possible by the generosity of United Way supporters.
The ULC was launched as a United Way pilot program on September 21, 2020, serving elementary students referred by Harding University Partnership School.
During the pilot phase, the ULC was proven to be highly effective for all enrolled students. On average, program participants demonstrated an improvement of 2.3 reading grade levels—a true indicator of the power of in-person learning! Additionally, students improved in the areas of phonological awareness, word decoding, and sight word mastery.
Interested in applying?
Please note: submission of the application does not guarantee enrollment. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the United Learning Center Manager for the enrollment process.