This is a Virtual Tutoring opportunity through January 2021; we hope to resume in-person tutoring after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted*
Requirements for Tutors
Tutors develop one-on-one relationships, which makes this volunteer experience such a rewarding and worthwhile effort. STAIR has an excellent, user-friendly curriculum that makes it easy for volunteers to follow with no outside prep time and no prior educational experience.
1. Commit to tutoring a student virtually (on a video call or phone call) two days a week for 30-40 minute sessions.
2. Complete an online orientation.
3. Pass a background check.
*Please Note: We normally facilitate face-to-face tutoring in Birmingham, AL. With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and for the safety of our students and tutors, we will be doing virtual tutoring for the first semester but would like to resume in-person tutoring once COVID restrictions are lifted.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About STAIR OF BIRMINGHAM (Start the Adventure in Reading)
5th Avenue South, Suite 400, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222, US
STAIR's mission is to increase the reading skills and self-esteem of second graders through one-on-one tutoring.
For 18 years, STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) has been on a mission to increase the reading skills and self-esteem of second graders in Birmingham. Reading on grade level by the third grade is the single greatest predictor of high school graduation and career success. Unfortunately, over 85% of third graders in the city of Birmingham did not reach that benchmark last year. Historically, through one-on-one tutoring at STAIR, students have doubled their reading scores after participating in the program.