Throughout the year, students, identified by their teachers, work with an adult tutor twice a week after school for one hour on a variety of activities, all focused on increasing basic reading skills by utilizing an educator-approved STAIR curriculum. The volunteer tutor and student read together, play word games, practice phonics, and write stories.
A bond is forged between tutor and student, and learning occurs in a safe, nurturing environment. We see the student’s reading skills blossom given the one-on-one attention. And we see a demonstrated increase in reading test scores!