Reading Tutor

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Sophia Academy

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Work one-on-one with high school students to help improve their reading ability. You will be trained as a Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor, given all the materials you need, assigned a student, and begin to make a difference in someone's life! 30-45 minutes three times a week.

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About Sophia Academy

Location:

6300 N 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126, US

Mission Statement

To awaken the genius of high school students with language-based learning differences through a rigorous, multi-sensory education that develops cognitive function while preparing students for a future in college or career.

Description

Sophia Academy, an urban arts-based school offering multi-sensory education for learning differently, began as a pilot program in a larger school for students with dyslexia. Our goal in our pilot year was to see if using multi-sensory techniques and curriculum in college prep courses could bring academic success to students who had years of failure in their past. We re-taught the basics of math using manipulatives and found that after this, students soared through Algebra and Geometry. Our use of the Barton Reading and Spelling system and Evidence Based Literacy Instruction helped students make measurable and significant progress in reading, spelling, vocabulary development and comprehension. Sophia Academy became an independent school in January 2019 and continues to develop our program of awakening genius is each and every student. The Kinetic Classroom and Occupational Therapy have helped our students with cognitive and executive function, while our arts program allows them to use the right side of their brain as often as the left.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Esperanza College4261 N 5th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19126

(40.0542,-75.1373)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-45 minutes three times a week.
  • A willingness to engage with teens; The ability to pass the screening test (able to hear sounds and distinguish one from another).

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