Parent Reading Signup

About Us

A Way With Words and Numbers is a community-based non-profit program that teams undergraduate students from the University of Missouri (MU) with local children to improve their struggling literacy and mathematics skills. MU graduate students coordinate the program’s services and guide the undergraduates as they tutor the young learners. The program improves young learners’ academic and social achievement while benefiting the professional development and civic awareness of the student tutors as well as site coordinators.

AWWWN Reading Program

Our program focuses on personalizing your child’s reading tutoring. We take the time to identify the type of literacy skills that your child needs to enhance and match them with targeted supports. We utilize a curriculum of research-based lessons that target essential reading skills, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Each skill systematically builds on the previous to enhance total literacy development.

AWWWN tutors work one-on-one with students in grades K-5, for two 45-minute sessions per week. Your student will have the opportunity to connect with supportive and engaging mentors who can share feedback and motivate your young learner. Our program also prioritizes the importance of collaboration with families and will share information regularly so you can be fully involved in your child’s learning process.

After School Tutoring-How to Sign Up

To sign your child up for after school tutoring please click here.

Locations and Times:

The Reflector in Townsend Hall (University of Missouri campus)
Sunday-Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
(For a campus map click here)

Daniel Boone Regional Library
Monday-Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m.
100 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203

For more information contact:

A Way With Words & Numbers
Phone: 573-882-5535