Reading Partner - After School


(32.89978,-96.7196)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Apr 18, 2016 02:45 PM - Wed May 31, 2017 05:15 PM

Where

10061 WhitehurstDallas, TX 75243

About

Tuesdays and/or Thursday

Purpose: To make a difference in the lives of at-risk children in a diverse multicultural setting and provide reading enrichment activities for students needing educational support.

Position Summary: Provide general support for the Reading Enrichment focus of the Homework Club administered by Feed Lake Highlands. This position focuses on establishing relationships with a specific grade level group of students from low income families. Most of the children are members of Spanish speaking families and struggle with their reading skills. All volunteer positions are expected to support the creation of "community" through development of positive, cooperative relationships with students, their families and other volunteers.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

Read with students using guided, leveled readers in small groups.

Play games that promote reading skills and comprehension.

Work with sight word cards, sentence strips, journals, etc.

Maintain accurate student attendance records.

Assist in the implementation of the discipline protocol.

Attend 2 team meetings per year.

Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

Enjoy working with children.

Friendly, enjoy talking with children, smiles easily, patient and understanding.

Willing to learn and teach new games.

Work well as part of a team.

Self-motivated, enthusiastic and positive outlook.

Dependable.

Must pass a Lake Highlands UMC background check if over age 18

Bilingual skills are a plus!

Time Commitment:

Tuesday and/or Thursday shifts - 2:45pm - 5:15pm

September - May

The program follows the RISD school calendar.

Training is provided.

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tuesdays and/or Thursdays; September - May
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