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CWU students tutor Valley View kindergartners

Brandon Riddle, a junior at Central Washington University, wants to be a school psychologist. He's part of a group of fellow future psychologists helping Valley View Elementary School kindergartners learn to read.

The program is called Wildcat Buddies. Central psychology majors gain a better understanding of how to help children with reading and writing skills, Riddle said, and teachers have seen an increase in student achievement.

"We met with teachers about a month and a half ago. They have seen progress in the students," Riddle said. "We're testing them, too, and we've seen progress as well."

Read more of this story in the Daily Record.

photo of Brandon Riddle and story by Lauren Takores