Literacy Tutor for Reading Partners

  • Posted 5 years ago
Volunteers needed to tutor students through Reading Partners. Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that pairs community volunteers and elementary school students who are reading below grade level in Baltimore city.  This proven early literacy organization provides volunteer-led, individualized reading support to students in under-resourced public elementary schools. It is critical that Reading Partners students are enrolled in the program before the holiday season in order to maximize the number of tutoring sessions they receive and put them on the best path to proficiency.

Reading Partners volunteers are matched one-on-one with students in kindergarten through fourth grade who are reading anywhere from a few months to two and a half years below grade level. Volunteers utilize an easy-to-follow, individualized lesson plan each week, specific to their students’ needs in order to meet them at their level and help build both literacy skills and confidence.

More than simply reading with a child, our volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. It’s simple, and it works. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. A trained site coordinator is always available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems.

Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of once a week with the same student for the duration of the academic school year, during the school day.
Location: 16 different Baltimore City Elementary Schools – will be virtual for the time being.
Restrictions: Volunteers must be 14 years of age and reading at an 8th grade reading proficiency.
*Fingerprinting through Baltimore City Public Schools.