Helen M. Turner  Reading Center Director | 704-216-6980

Augustus Jones Reading Instructor | 704-216-6979

Tonya Feimster Reading Assistant | 704-216-6931

Price Administration Building
701 West Monroe Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(800) 835-3435

Hours Of Operation:
M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Livingstone College Reading Center is to diagnose and enhance student reading rate and comprehension, and develop knowledge of content area vocabulary using ACCUCESS, PLAYO, and Nelson-Denny reading tests and tutorials. The Livingstone College Reading Center began as a SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative, but continues as an academic support service.


The vision of the Reading Center is to extend in-class learning by providing workshops and individualized tutorials that meet the needs of all students at Livingstone College in a holistic environment that fosters increased academic performance, improved persistence and retention.

The Reading Center can help you:

  • Locate the main idea in a passage
  • Question the author
  • Locate supporting details in a passage
  • Summarize a story or passage 
  • Outline and organize a chapter
  • Use structural analysis
  • Review assignments and tests 
  • Use text features to understand a chapter 
  • Use before, during, and after reading strategies 
  • Activate prior knowledge 
  • Use context clues to understand reading passages 
  • Make inferences
  • Make predictions about the reading materials 
  • Evaluate the text


  • Reading Diagnoses and Assessment
  • Individualized Tutorials and Lessons
  • Peer Tutoring 
  • Small Study Groups
  • Reading and Review Strategies
  • Reading with a Purpose Workshops
  • Note Taking Strategies
  • In-Class Workshops for Reading in the Content Strategies
  • Professional Tutors
  • Book Club
  • PRAXIS 1 – Tutoring
  • Speed Reading Strategies 
  • Extending the Class Sessions
  • Reading in the Content Area Study Group
  • Testing for Freshmen


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