Reading Partners - One-on-One Reading Assistance

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Metro Nashville Public SchoolsDavidson CountyNashville, TN 37228


Sixty-four percent of Metro Nashville Public School students are entering middle school able to read at only basic or below basic levels.

We need your help!

PENCIL is seeking volunteers to work individually with students to help increase overall proficiency in Reading. Volunteers will be trained in the Metro Schools' Reading Clinic model, a five-step process repeated weekly during 30-minute sessions that has proven results. These sessions help students build vocabulary, increase fluency and build comprehension.

More than 30 schools in Davidson County will have a Reading Clinic in the 2016-2017 school year. PENCIL will help identify the school most convenient to your home or work. We ask that tutors commit to at least 8 tutoring sessions, as this is the benchmark for seeing results.


  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes per week for at least 12 weeks
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