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Virtual DALLAS, TX VM Summer Reading Academy - Tutor Refugee/Immigrant Elem. Age July 1-31, 2021

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Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy

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Click here (OR COPY/PASTE) for your Tutor Application Link: https://forms.gle/VcqCqdTGxVphH9q57

Please visit us at www.vmsramrh.org to discover the many ways you can be an essential element of our Summer Reading Academy July 5 through July 30, 2021. We need caring Adult Tutors and Youth Leaders to manage logistics of our 150+ student Academy of immigrants and refugees ages 5-12.

Your must also be available for Tutor Orientation and Student Assessment which will take place after June 18 on dates to be announced.

Our Summer Academy is divided into 12 lesson plans which are provided for you. You will be paired with a student, and you and your student will determine together your daily schedule, how quickly you complete your 12 lessons, and then move on to fun enrichment exercises, including virtual tours of world sites, art, music, magic, puppetry, games, etc.

We ask that you look upon Virtual VMSRA2021 as if you were on a foreign mission, with only one plane in and one plane out during the duration of our program -- the good thing is you require no shots and you can sleep in your own bed each night. In other words, we ask that you prioritize your service with VMSRA2021, because we are prioritizing you as a valued leader of our team. Our students thrive on consistent leadership a.nd rout9ine scheduling

If you are seriously interested in becoming a VMSRA Adult Tutor or Youth Leader, please continue.

PLEASE USE OUR 2021 EMAIL ADDRESS: VMSRA2021@GMAIL.COM

WE ARE A FUN, CARING, BUT CONSEQUENTIAL ALL-VOLUNTEER, HANDS-ON TEACHING OPPORTUNITY FOR SERIOUS TEACHING CANDIDATES, YOUTH LEADERS, EDUCATION MAJORS, AND RETIRED PROFESSIONALS OF ALL TYPES.

WE ARE NOT A "DROP-IN/DROP OUT, OBSERVATION ONLY" OPPORTUNITY FOR SIMPLY SERVICE HOURS OR CLASSROOM CERTIFICATION HOURS.

WE CHANGE THE LIVES OF BOTH OUR STUDENTS AND OUR VOLUNTEERS. Come! Share your tenderness, goodness and compassion.

NORMAL MINIMUM VOLUNTEER AGE IS 15, BUT WE HAVE HAD YOUNGER VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE SERVED WITH GREAT SUCCESS.

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE NOT A SERIOUS CANDIDATE.NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT EMAIL WILL BE SENT BY VMSRA2021 UNLESS YOUR BRIEF BIO, HEADSHOT AND CELL NUMBER FOR CONTACT ARE PROVIDED IN YOUR FIRST CONTACT.

WHAT DO WE DO? During the school year, we provide one-on-one tutoring for the students of McShan Elementary School, a public school located in Dallas, Texas populated with more than 90% refugee and immigrant students.

McShan Reading Homeroom (MRH) and Saturday School partners with the McShan faculty to enhance the K - 3 classroom experience. We try to engage with our students in ways that make the kids want to come back. Success is when a student says "Can I read another book?"

During July each summer, we expand our reach to include students from throughout the Vickery Meadow area who are referred by their teachers and are needing continuing English immersion during the summer. During normal times, Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy (VMSRA) is classroom style. During the pandemic, we are virtual and one-on-one.

Our students are refugees or immigrants. Some are struggling, some need enrichment. All benefit from knowing that we care about them. In short, we teach reading fundamentals and the joy of learning.

WHO ARE WE? Our adult tutors are passionate about children and literacy! We care about more than ABCs.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and stations in life. We are: hard-working professionals, retirees, high school and college students, church, synagogue and mosque members, unaffiliated folks, singles, parents and grandparents, mother-daughter teams, Texans, and residents of other states and countries. We are a melting pot of people of every race and creed who care deeply about our students and their families.

HOW CAN I HELP? We like to say, "If you can read, you can help." But MRH is more than reading stories.

  • One-on-One Tutoring: Our tutors commit to at least 45 minutes of tutoring per week plus lesson planning time. We are alert to student challenges both in the classroom and at home. Our tutors are comfortable helping to develop reading skills and letting our leadership team know if you sense a child is experiencing learning or emotional difficulties.
  • Co-Tutoring: Pair with a friend and co-tutor 2 students. Don’t have a partner, but want one? We’ll try to pair you with one.
  • Become an Observer: Learn our system and help us help our tutors by observing Zoom tutoring sessions and providing feedback. Time commitment is flexible.
  • Become a Tutor Helper: A Tutor Helper will assist to ensure students join enrichment sessions

WHAT WILL I DO? We partner you with a New Tutor Coach who will guide you through your first month or so of tutoring, and will provide you with roadmaps and resources developed by experienced educators to guide your lessons. Our students range from those who do not know their letters to fluent readers performing well above grade level but who need vocabulary enrichment, and everyone in between.

We will match you to a student based on your experience, comfort level and availability. We tutor during and after school and even on the weekends. Some McShan students are tutored while they are at home.
All are tutored remotely at this time.

DO YOU PROVIDE TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes. You will have access to a wide array of online books and teaching materials. We have videos and how-to guides to get you started and answer questions along the way.

You may (but are not required) to join one of our many online tutor circles (10 to 12 tutors). Our circles are led by experienced teachers so you can ask questions, share challenges and successes and receive tech support. We provide periodic observations by experienced tutors to give you feedback. MRH has a dedicated team of volunteer leaders who are focused on helping you become the best tutor you can be.

HOW DO I TEACH ONLINE? Don’t worry! We can teach you Zoom basics and provide tech support along the way.

NOT SURE? Contact us! We can answer questions and arrange for you to observe a tutoring session. Email your questions to vmsra2021@gmail.com

Click here (OR COPY/PASTE) for your Tutor Application Link: https://forms.gle/VcqCqdTGxVphH9q57

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About Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy

Location:

8307 Meadow Road, Dallas, TX 75231, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy (VMSRA) is to include the students of Vickery Meadow who would not read/write or hear/speak English all summer; provide food, socialization and exercise for those who would not eat well, or even leave the apartment because parents work and are afraid to let them play outside; tutor students so that they are better prepared and inspired to enter school in the Fall after four weeks of the Academy. McShan Reading Homeroom began as an off-shoot of VMSRA in 2015, and is now in full operation throughout the school year, focusing on basic English, reading, writing, and reading comprehension. Since March 2020, MRH and VMSRA have been fuly virtual, and will continue to be until the pandemic subsides and volunteers are once again permitted to volunteer in person.

Description

We are a volunteer staff of youth and adults

who care about the English education of the

children of Vickery Meadow,Dallas,TX.

If you are interested in Tutoring or Youth

Leadership experience in 2013, or can help

with an upcomingWork Project, please visit

our "Tutors/Youth Leaders" page.

2013 Classes start July 16 and run through

August 8, Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday only

8:30am to 12noon

We provide English-only basic phonics, reading,

and writing for 180 students of McShan Elementary,

Kinder through Sixth Grade. Breakfast and Lunch

will be served. Emphasis is placed on parental support, student citizenship, discipline, and PERFECT ATTENDANCE.

We are all in a race -- the Human Race!

And we are in a race to the TOP!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon Jun 21, 2021 - Fri Aug 13, 2021
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Physical Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • You and your student will determine together your daily virtual schedule, and how quickly you complete your 12 lessons
  • June dates TBA, July 5 through July 31, 2021, with enrichment extending to August 13, 2021

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