Masa Tlanezcalli Center2770 Third Avenue1st FloorBronx, NY10455
Masa invites you to join our summer program! By tutoring once a week you can be a part of the change. Join us in transforming communities through education - one family, one child at a time!
We are seeking dedicated volunteers to be a part of our literacy initiative, 1.5 hours a week. Volunteers will work with students going into grades 4-6 to help improve their literacy skills, so they go into the next school year as confident learners and readers.
Masa is a non-profit organization that partners with Mexican and Latino children, youth and family to create strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community.
About the Literacy Intensive program:
During the summer, Masa will help students struggling in literacy to boost their phonemic awareness, vocabulary and reading comprehension. In the area where Masa operates, just 25% of third-graders read at grade level - so additional support is critical!
Literacy volunteers will:
Work with small groups of students going into grades 4-6 to provide intensive literacy instruction, specifically:
Work with students to identify, hear and manipulate sounds in words using games
Support students in using tools to recognize the relationship between letters and sounds
Practice fluent reading with students using instructional level reading material
Perform daily read aloud to encourage reading comprehension and foster a love of reading
Create an environment in which children develop trusting and accepting relationships with adults and peers that foster growth and development
Collaborate in devising strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
Maintain and model high academic and personal expectations for all students
Additional duties identified by Literacy Specialist as needed
Be available at least one afternoon a week Mondays through Thursdays from 2 pm to 3:30 pm beginning July 9th, 2018, through August 18th, 2018
Attend a training which will take place prior to program start date
Communicate observations regarding students' academic, social and behavioral status
Be flexible, creative, organized and able to respond to change as needed
Fill out volunteer application and interview with Masa staff