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Tutor a 2nd grader in reading!

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STAIR OF BIRMINGHAM (Start the Adventure in Reading)

  • 19 people are interested
Tutor and Student
We believe that one-on-on tutoring makes all the difference!

Two hours a week can make all the difference in the life of a student who is struggling in reading. 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 one or two days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) between the hours of 3:15-4:45PM from September through April.
*Exception: Substitute tutors are called when needed to fill in for weekly tutors.
**Students: Please think through your sports and seasonal commitments and consider whether you can fully commit to your tutoring responsibilities.

2. You must be a freshman in high school or older to volunteer with STAIR. We request that a parent/guardian of high school students accompany their student to new tutor orientation and sign up to be a substitute for their child when they are absent from their tutoring responsibilities.

3. Attend an orientation.

4. Pass a background check.

How to Become a Tutor

1. Sign up for an orientation on this page.

2. Attend an orientation where you will select a site, complete the background check, and fill out volunteer paperwork.

3. The Director of Volunteer Engagement will get you matched with your site.

4. Observe a seasoned tutor and student, if possible.

5. Begin tutoring.

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About STAIR OF BIRMINGHAM (Start the Adventure in Reading)

Location:

5th Avenue South, Suite 400, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222, US

Mission Statement

STAIR's mission is to increase the reading skills and self-esteem of second graders through one-on-one tutoring.

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3703 5th Ave SouthSuite 400Birmingham, AL 35222

(33.51911,-86.77773)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week

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