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Literacy Center

The Literacy Center began in 2016 with only a handful of supplies and a few volunteer tutors.  Thanks to significant investments from Ida Evans, Amanda Vermillion, and Darrell and Grace Wessels, the Literacy Center has expanded to include both in-person and virtual literacy tutoring. 

We serve Pre-K through adult students who are in need of literacy tutoring.  The center also serves Northwestern teacher candidates by preparing them for virtual instruction and how to instruct a child who is developing literacy skills. 

Our center provides one-on-one tutoring once a week.  Lessons are tailored to use student’s individual strengths and interests to develop needed skills. Dr. Jen Oswald works closely with tutors to provide feedback and assistance when needed.

Contact Dr. Oswald or Ms. Cotton if you have a child in need of services, or if you are a student at Northwestern who would like to become a tutor. 

Contact Info:

Dr. Jen Oswald, Ed.D.
Chair, Division of Education
Associate Professor of Education

Northwestern - Alva
Education Center 205C
Phone: (580) 327-8451
jdoswald@nwosu.edu

Teacher's Closet Sponsor
Forge Sponsor

Whitney Cotton
Instructor of Education
Roy Vayle & Leah Beisel Evans Literacy Center Chair for Academic Excellence
Education Center 105
Northwestern - Alva
Phone: (580) 327-8450
wrcotton@nwosu.edu

Division of Education

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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