Embudo Valley Tutoring Association
About Us

Our Mission

Our Values

Our Story

The Embudo Valley Tutoring Association (EVTA) was incorporated, as Embudo Valley Tutoring (EVTA), in 2004 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization to support Dixon Elementary, and strengthen the educational opportunities for children in the rural area surrounding the Rio Grande of Rio Arriba County in northern New Mexico. EVTA has provided continuous free tutoring and mentoring to children and youth of the Rio Grande and surrounding villages for 12 years. We provide free tutoring during the school day, after school, and during the summer. Beginning in 2010, EVTA began to stretch its resources and staff to serve children in other schools who needed reading interventionists, like Velarde Elementary and later, La Jicarita Community School in Penasco (now closed). In late 2016 we began a partnership with the Anansi Charter School in El Prado and so changed our name to Rio Grande Tutoring Association. It is our goal to extend our service offerings to as many children as we can reach with the resources available to us. While the free tutoring services are available to students of any age, our focus has been on helping elementary children build a good foundation in reading, language arts and math skills so they can benefit from higher education.

Focus on students with Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities:

Because it is difficult for students with reading disabilities to get individualized instruction in their schools, and because they do not learn by traditional methods, EVTA has made it a priority to train our tutors in the Sounds In Syllables multisensory reading program and the Wilson Language Program.

Who does EVTA serve?

We serve students from Velarde to Taos. Our students are 70% Hispanic, 29% Caucasian and 1% Native American. They are referred to EVTA by their teachers for any of the following reasons: