Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Literacy West NY, Inc.


Name of organization:

Literacy West NY, Inc.

Primary location:

5455 State Route 19N
Belmont, NY 14813

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Phone: 585-268-5213 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

Allegany County
Cattataugus County
Chautauqua County
Erie County
Genesee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Niagara County
Orleans County
Oswego County
Steuben County
Sullivan County
Wyoming County


Years provider has delivered service:

14 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

Research-based curriculum.  Evaluation data available showing significant gains for learners & tutors. Over 500 tutors matched with learners in Allegany County in recent years.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

PEERWORX® , a tutoring program utilizing peer tutors to help SES eligible students increase academic achievement.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA (including reading) & Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-5 sessions per week


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

30-60 minutes, depending on student’s age


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1- August 31
Saturdays, if requested by LEA
Summer, if requested by LEA


Type of instruction:

One-to-one Peer Tutoring


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Individualized tutoring, based on school curriculum aligned with the student’s IEP or 504 Plan, and NYS Learning Standards.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

When instructing eligible students with limited English proficiency, one-to-one tutoring will increase English proficiency and reinforce vocabulary and conversational skills.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Peer tutors receive 12 hours of initial training in tutoring techniques and learner characteristics, then quarterly trainings during program.  Program Coordinator has a 4-year degree.  Program Director is certified teacher.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Bi-weekly assessments of learners’ progress; weekly reports to parents; quarterly progress reports to teachers and parents. Pre-and post survey reports to all.  Tutor Journals keep records on lesson plans and student progress.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

No transportation is provided as the program takes place at the local school setting.


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: March 21, 2014