This study gauged college-aged reading tutors' knowledge of reading concepts, specifically, tutors who participate in the Lincoln Way Reads program. The tutors were pre-tested using a test from An Assessment of University Instructors and their Pre-service Teachers' Knowledge of Basic Language Constructs Before and After University Instructor Professional Development, developed by Binks (2008). The tutors then participated in 3 short-term training sessions, in which different reading concepts such as alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, syllables, etc. were covered. They were then post-tested using the same test as before. Significant changes appeared in knowledge of definitions, application of concepts, syllable types, and ability to count morphemes. Future research should include a professional teacher to train the tutors, a longer period of time between each session, and should utilize a larger participant pool.


Furey, Joan


Communication Studies


Speech and Hearing Science


reading, tutoring

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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