USF Polytechnic offers Summer Tutoring in Reading and Writing

USF Polytechnic offers summer tutoring in reading and writing for first through eighth graders.

(Lakeland, Fla., April 14, 2009) — The University of South Florida Polytechnic is offering its Summer Tutoring in Reading and Writing (STRW) program for first through eighth grade students who are experiencing reading difficulties. Tutoring is provided by graduate candidates who are completing their master of arts in reading from USFP and who are current elementary and middle school teachers in the community. STRW is supervised by Drs. Sherry Kragler and Ruth Sylvester from the division of Childhood Education and Literacy Studies.

Students who are selected to participate are assessed using multiple informal reading and writing assessments. Based on the results of these assessments, an instruction plan is developed and implemented for each child by their assigned tutor. Instruction may be one-on-one or in small groups.

Tutoring sessions will be held from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Monday and Wednesday on June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24. The cost for the summer tutoring is $40.00.

Transportation to USF Polytechnic is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian. At the end of the project the child’s parent or guardian will receive a progress report.

Parents and guardians can go to poly.usf.edu/RWTutoring and select “Register Online” to register and pay the $40.00 registration fee. Registration deadline is May 8.

For more information contact Tracey Cayson  863.667.7072, tcayson@poly.usf.edu


RC – Julianne’s

RC - Juliannes Being a restaurant owner of JJ’s Cafe for 9 years, Joanne List ventured out to a much needed Fine Dining Restaurant and  Banquet Facility in Lakeland. She invites you to the old Ryan’s building at 3125 US Highway 98S, which has been transformed into a beautiful separate dining room, bar / lounge and banquet facility which seats 175 to 200 guests. Julianne’s is one of the finest dining experiences in Lakeland serving Steaks, Chicken, Pasta and Seafood.

Congratulations to Joanne and the Entire Julianne’s staff on this great accomplishment. Special thanks to Mayor Buddy Fletcher for officiating the ceremony.


RC – Webster University

Webster University celebrates its 10 year Anniversary in Lakeland.  Local companies, chamber members, alumni, current students, staff and faculty participated in the weekly festivities.  Webster will continue to host other events throughout 2009 in honor of their 10 year Anniversary.

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Congratulations to Webster University on this great achievement. Special thanks to Mayor Buddy Fletcher for officiating this ceremony.


RC – WellDyne

RC - WellDyn The Lakeland Chamber is proud to welcome WellDyne 2nd regional office to Lakeland.

WellDyne is leading the way with products and services to help people live healthier lives. WellDyne’s companies include: WellDyneRx®, a full service pharmacy benefit manager; US Specialty Care®, a leader in providing expertise in specialty pharmaceuticals; wellCenters™, onsite health clinics which promote employee health and improve employer profitability; WellMailRx™, a partnership for Pharmacy Mail Service including Central Fill capability; and NetCard Systems™, the advanced technology network administration leader. WellDyne operates two regional offices located in Centennial, Colorado and Lakeland, Florida. WellDyne’s clients include Managed Care Organizations, Medicare and government health plans, self-insured employers including state and local governments, third party administrators, and unions.

Congratulations to Welldyne, and special thanks to Mayor Buddy Fletcher for participating in this exciting event.