We are looking for a few people who will take turns coming once a week to our program space and help with scanning our leveled reading books so our tutors can use them when tutoring virtually. Mornings would be best, but other times could be arranged. It is a simple project of using a computer to have our printer scan the books. Having your own laptop would help, although if working in pairs, our office computer can be used.
In the spring we will be working on putting together an anthology of the children's writing. It will consist of typing up their works, doing a lay out of the book, printing and assembling it.
If interested, contact Debbie Fagans, 518-776-0664.
Connecting elementary school children with caring and dedicated tutors, our one-on-one tutoring program enhances literacy, fosters creativity, and supplements classroom learning in the South End of Albany. Reading is essential *** One-on-one tutoring works *** Every child has worth
After tutoring within a nearby elementary school for several years, a number of us decided to do more and started an after-school tutoring program located about a block east of the elementary school 3 1/2 years ago. The school is located in a low-income neighborhood and the only 13% of the children in the 3rd - 6th grade read on grade level.
Starting our program with 1st and 2nd graders, and remaining with them through their elementary years, it is the hope to have all our students reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This gives them a chance to be successful students when they reach middle school.
We work with the students to improve reading, writing and problem solving skills. The five components of reading are stressed - phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. We publish an anthology of the students' writing at the end of each year. And there is a STEM problem with no "right" answer to challenge their creativity each month.
We have had a two of our students moved into the elementary school's Young Scholars Program.
We are looking for tutors who will be committed to working with the same student for at least one school year. We also need board members and a webmaster.
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
We'll work with your schedule.
20 Rensselaer StreetAlbany, NY12202
March 31, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Basic Computer Skills
Orientation or Training
The time commitment is flexible. Looking for people willing to give two hours once a week