READ 718 is looking for volunteer literacy tutors for our Remote After School Program during our Fall Cycle (September 20th - December 2nd 2021). Volunteers must attend an orientation session and one training session, both on the virtual conferencing app Zoom. They must also undergo a background check.
READ 718 is a nonprofit literacy center that provides after-school tutoring and literacy workshops to low-income students in grades 3-8. We are looking for dedicated, reliable, caring, positive people who are committed to working with a child virtually via Zoom twice a week for 10 weeks (Sep 20 - Dec 2 2021). Tutors will be provided with digital texts for each session, as well as access to guidance from literacy educators via email, phone, and weekly Zoom conferences.
Children who are behind in reading after grade 3 and do not receive the targeted instruction that they need simply fall further and further behind. This issue has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. READ 718 aims to provide students with high-quality, supplementary instruction to bridge the gap between students who are struggling and their grade-level peers.
If you are interested in being a volunteer tutor, please visit our site and complete application at: https://www.read718.org/after-school-volunteer
READ 718 is a Brooklyn based non-profit organization providing individualized reading instruction and literacy mentorship to low-income students in grades 4-8 who are reading below grade level. We know that strong literacy skills are essential for school success and lifelong learning, and that direct instruction is often necessary to support students’ literacy development beyond the early grades. READ 718 aims to help all children achieve success in school and develop a love of reading by partnering students with a committed and trained volunteer in a safe, supportive environment.
READ718 offers individualized reading instruction and mentorship to low-income students in Brooklyn who need it. How the program works: - A student is referred to READ 718 by a teacher or school administrator. - The student and parent/guardian agree to have the student participate in tutoring sessions at READ 718 twice per week for 1.5 hours for a minimum of 10 weeks. - The student’s literacy skills are assessed by a certified reading specialist and an instructional plan is created. Contact with the student’s teacher is made to get any relevant information about the student’s literacy needs. - The student is matched with a dedicated, trained volunteer who will work on the identified areas of weakness, as well as engage in reading for pleasure with the student. - After 10 weeks, the student’s literacy skills will again be assessed to evaluate progress and determine if ongoing instruction is necessary.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 - Thu Dec 02, 2021
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
July 20, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Two 60-minute sessions a week for 10 weeks
Complete application on website at: https://www.read718.org/after-school-volunteer