United Way's United Learning Center (ULC) is a tutoring program for local K-6 students.
This unique and effective learning experience is tailored to meet the specific literacy needs of every student.
- Harding Elementary
- Franklin Elementary
- ULC: GRAD Academy
Monday - Thursday
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Sessions range from 45 minutes to an hour.
Instruction by Experienced Tutors
At the United Learning Center, tutors assess every student before creating a customized learning plan. Tutors monitor students' progress, instructing and coaching them along the way. All ULC tutors are trained 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 3:1, each child receives maximum attention from a skilled educator.
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 acceptance into the program. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the United Learning Center Manager for the enrollment process.
To apply for the GRAD academy, please click here.
Para ver el formulario de admisión en español, haga clic aquí.