S.H.I.N.E.

S.H.I.N.E. (Schenck Helping Individuals in Need Excel) provides one-on-one tutoring at no charge to metro children ages five-15 who have documented reading difficulties and demonstrated financial need. The goal is to develop strong readers through effective intensive tutoring.


All tutors in this program are Schenck School volunteers. Reading instruction is grounded in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, a research-based, multisensory, highly successful approach to phonics and reading instruction.

Sessions are usually one hour, twice per week. Tutoring is often conducted at The Schenck School between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

What To Do:

Request Application Materials

Request Application Materials - Contact the program administrator, Kerri Saulnier. Call(404) 252-2591, or email ksaulnier@schenck.org.

Schedule a Screening

Screening - All applicants are screened by the program administrator and other Schenck School faculty. The screening process is not designed to diagnose dyslexia but to determine whether the program will be of genuine help to the applicant.

Begin Tutoring Sessions

Applicants accepted into the program are assigned a tutor. Please be aware that there are a limited number of tutors available, and applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

The specific dates and times will be scheduled with the tutor. The duration of tutoring is based on individual need.

Contact Information for S.H.I.N.E.:

Kerri Saulnier
ksaulnier@schenck.org
404.252.2591