109 W. North St.
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: (217) 446-9377
Email: jboersma@cdcinc.org

A service for children with Dyslexia/A Specific Learning Disability

We wish to thank you in advance for your interest in becoming a Scholar with the Children's Dyslexia Center of East Central Illinois.

On behalf of the Masons, we thank you for your interest in tutor scholar training program. The East Central Illinois Children's Dyslexia Center was established in January of 2008. We would be happy to consider your application for a tutor scholarship.

Please click the link above to download the application form. Please fill it out and return it to me at the above address or fax

In addition to the application, you will need to provide us with an updated resume, a copy of your Bachelor's Degree, and two letters of reference. The letters of reference may be written by personal or professional acquaintances.

When I have received your application, I will start a file for you and add the required items as they come into the Dyslexic Center. There are no costs to you involved in receiving the training. However, if you would like to receive graduate credits from Aurora University, the tuition is $100 per credit.

The first course, Dyslexia I Remediation (OEDS5571), is 3 credits. The second course, Dyslexia II Remediation (OEDS5572), is 4 credits. We will take care of registering you for the course, attaching the college fees and all other paper work for you.

The training program consists of a total of forty-five hours of lecture and one hundred hours of practicum work to be spread out over one year. The plan is to tentatively begin the training in the summer. The practicum work starts after the first twenty hours of classroom/lecture work and involves tutoring two children, twice a week for a total of four hours a week under the supervision of a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor.

You will continue the practicum portion of your training over the course of the next year until you reach 100 hours of tutoring, some time during the following Spring/Summer. You may choose to tutor on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays- whichever fits your schedule best.

Upon successful completion of the course work and practicum, you will qualify to become a paid, certified Initial Level Orton-Gillingham tutor.

Again, thank you for your interest in our program. I think you will find the training to be both stimulating and interesting. You will find the tutoring to be a very rewarding experience. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

If you wish to become a Scholar and possibly enjoy the most rewarding teaching experience you have ever had please Click Here to download your application.


Julie Boersma
Executive Director