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Worldwide Tutors Needed for Refugee/Immigrant 1st-2nd Graders Virtually or In Person

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ORGANIZATION: Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy

Map of Success!

Applications being accepted.
To apply, click this link or copy/paste into your search line: https://forms.gle/derF2faN3bGSog647

WHAT DO WE DO?
We ask you to commit to One-on-One Tutoring at least 45 minutes of tutoring once or more per week plus lesson planning time. During the school year, we provide one-on-one tutoring for the students of McShan Elementary School, the most diverse public school located in Dallas, Texas populated with more than 90% refugee and immigrant students whose parents do not speak or write English.

McShan Reading Homeroom (MRH) and Saturday School partners with McShan faculty to enhance Grades 1 and 2 classroom experience. We engage with our students in ways that make the kids want to come back. Success is when a student says "Can I read another book?" We begin with basic phonics, word pictures, and sight words.

Our students are refugees or immigrants. Some are struggling, some need enrichment. All benefit from knowing that we care about them. We teach basic phonics, reading fundamentals and the joy of learning.

WHO ARE WE? Our youth, young adult and adult tutors are passionate about children and literacy! We care about more than ABCs.

Our volunteers come from all manner of life. We are: hard-working professionals, retirees, high school and college students, church, synagogue and mosque members, unaffiliated folks, singles, parents and grandparents, mother-daughter teams, Texans, and residents of other states and countries. We are a melting pot of people of every race and creed who care deeply about our students and their families.

HOW CAN I HELP? We like to say, "If you can read, you can help." But MRH is more than reading stories.

  • One-on-One Tutoring: Our tutors commit to at least 45 minutes of tutoring once or more per week plus lesson planning time. We are alert to student challenges both in the classroom and at home. Our tutors are comfortable helping to develop reading skills and letting our leadership team know if you sense a child is experiencing learning or emotional difficulties. Here are current available tutoring times. All times are Central:

    .7:45-8:30

    .8:00-8:30

    .8:30-9:30

    .10:00-10:25

    .10:30-12:00

    .10:45-11:15

    .11:15-11:45

    .12:20-12:40

    .1:30-3:10

    .2:20-3:10

  • Co-Tutoring: Pair with a friend and co-tutor 2 students. Don’t have a partner, but want one? We’ll try to pair you with one.
  • Become an Observer: Learn our system and help us help our tutors by observing Zoom tutoring sessions and providing feedback. Time commitment is flexible.

WHAT WILL I DO? We partner you with a New Tutor Coach who will guide you through your first month or so of tutoring, and will provide you with roadmaps and resources developed by experienced educators to guide your lessons. Our students range from those who do not know their letters to fluent readers performing above grade level but who need vocabulary enrichment, and everyone in between.

We will match you to a student based on your experience, comfort level and availability. We tutor during and after school and even on the weekends. McShan students are tutored while they are in school.

DO YOU PROVIDE TEACHING MATERIALS? Yes. You will have access to a wide array of online and physical books and teaching materials. We have videos and how-to guides to get you started and Teaching Leaders to answer questions along the way.

You can be assigned to one of our many online tutor circles (10 to 12 tutors). Our circles are led by experienced teachers so you can ask questions, share challenges and successes and receive tech support. We provide periodic observations by experienced tutors to give you feedback. MRH has a dedicated team of volunteer leaders who are focused on helping you become the best tutor you can be.

HOW DO I TEACH ONLINE? Don’t you worry! We can teach you Zoom basics and provide tech support along the way.

NOT SURE? Contact us! We can answer questions and arrange for you to observe a tutoring session. Email your questions to mcshanreads@gmail.com

Applications being accepted
Click this link or copy/paste into your search line: https://forms.gle/derF2faN3bGSog647

You will fall in love with our students and our program!

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About Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy

Location:

8307 Meadow Road, vmsramrh@gmail.com, Dallas, TX 75231, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vickery Meadow Summer Reading Academy (VMSRA) is to include the students of Vickery Meadow who would not read/write or hear/speak English all summer; provide food, socialization and exercise for those who would not eat well, or even leave the apartment because parents work and are afraid to let them play outside; tutor students so that they are better prepared and inspired to enter school in the Fall after four weeks of the Academy. McShan Reading Homeroom began as an off-shoot of VMSRA in 2015, and is now in full operation throughout the school year, focusing on basic English, reading, writing, and reading comprehension. Since March 2020, MRH and VMSRA have been fuly virtual, and will continue to be until the pandemic subsides and volunteers are once again permitted to volunteer in person.

Description

We are a volunteer staff of youth and adults who care about the English education of the refugee/immigrant children of Vickery Meadow,Dallas,TX.

If you are interested in Tutoring or Youth Leadership experience or can help with an upcoming Work Project, please visit our "Tutors/Youth Leaders" page.

Classes run throughout July each year, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only. 7:30am to 12noon. We provide English-only basic phonics, reading,

and writing for 180 students of McShan Elementary, Kinder through Sixth Grade. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Emphasis is placed on parental support, student citizenship, discipline, and PERFECT ATTENDANCE. We are all in a race -- the Human Race!

And we are in a race to the TOP!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minutes plus planning time one or more times each week, anytime between 7:30am and 3:00pm Central Time Monday through Thursday.
  • You will need to clear a Dallas ISD background check at https://dallasisd.voly.org (choose Lee A McShan) complete DISD Application and Orientation, and apply to MRH using this link:¬†https://forms.gle/derF2faN3bGSog647

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