Ed Lab Schedule

The Watson College of Education Ed Lab offers tutoring for school children throughout the school year.

Tutoring is offered in reading, math and special needs. Special needs testing may also be available at no charge.

Tutoring is offered during Spring, Fall and Summer Semesters. Tutoring hours will be Monday through Thursday 3:00 until 6:00p.m. Prices are based on number of hours of service.*

Contact the Ed Lab at 910-962-3633 to register or for more information.

*Summer tutoring hours vary.

Ed Lab Fees

The Ed Lab is a non-profit program. Fees are used to support the operation of the lab and materials for children using the lab.

  • 25 hrs in math/reading
  • 20 hrs in reading
  • 10 hrs elementary math
  • 20 hrs in Special Needs Tutoring (Spring)
  • 15 hrs in Special Needs Testing (Fall)
    no charge

Offerings and fees for summer sessions may be different.


Ed Lab Tutoring Services

Tutoring is designed as a positive experience, focusing on the child's strengths, needs, and interests. Students are coached as they learn new strategies and skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Open communication with parents is also an important part of the Ed Lab experience.

Photo of tutor and child from the Ed LabReading

The Ed Lab has an extensive collection of reading materials including children’s books, periodicals, fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, reference materials, basal texts, arts and crafts books, and teacher resources.

Tutors work with students in a one-on-one setting to provide rich Language Arts experiences, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students listen, read and respond to reading activities in a variety of ways. Arts and crafts are often used as a vehicle for responses to reading. Drama is frequently used as a method for demonstrating reading comprehension.


A variety of manipulatives are used in each math lesson to provide a visual representation of the math concepts being taught. Math concepts are reinforced through the use of connection projects with books containing math themes.

Special Needs

University students enrolled in special needs courses work with children in grades K-12. Children are tutored in a one-on-one setting under Ed Lab staff supervision. All children in grades K-12 are eligible for special needs tutoring or testing. Students do not need to be identified as having special needs to benefit from this tutoring. Tutoring is tailored to meet individual children’s needs in the areas of reading, math, and study skills.

Special Needs Tutoring is provided during the spring semester and a Special Needs Testing program is available during the fall semester.

The Ed Lab provides a wide variety of learning experiences for children. .....


Writing is an integral part of each Language Arts tutoring session. Students write in response to stories read and also have opportunities for creative expression through original works.


University students use software, websites, calculators, audio and video tapes as an integral part of the tutoring process.


The Ed Lab has a kitchen and tutors work with children teaching reading and math skills through a cooking lesson.


A wide variety of games are available to strengthen both reading and math concepts.

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