DC Public Schools has partnered with Innovations in Learning to offer a unique volunteer tutoriing opportunity. You can help a child learn to read in only 30 minutes a week without ever leaving your desk!
If you’ve always wanted to volunteer in a meaningful and hassle-free way, but could never find the time, this may be the perfect solution for you. As an Online Tutor, all you’ll need is a computer with an Internet connection, a telephone, and 30 minutes once a week, during typical school day hours. This volunteer program is very flexible. You can tutor if traveling or while at home.
There is no prior teaching experience necessary, and a short training webinar will provide you with all the skills and information you need to successfully tutor your student. Kids who don’t read at grade level by 3rd grade typically have problematic outcomes throughout their school careers. So please join your colleagues in making a true difference in the education of early readers in disadvantaged schools, who are clearly at-risk in our fast paced world!
Ready to make a difference? Contact Hilah Culman with DCPS at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your agency involved. This program is available only in Washington, DC and Chicago, but may someday be a nationwide, I'm hoping.