Want a rewarding and enriching experience?
Who can be a READ Tutor?
Any community member is welcome to be a tutor.
Tutors are required to keep the names of students confidential.
How much time will be required of me?
One to two hours per week for each student.
Is there training available?
Twelve hours of training is required; divided into 3 sessions usually offered in the Spring.
How do I get started?
You can get started by downloading and returning this form.
We tutored S at our local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. She is a bright and talented person who had gotten into trouble with the law. She dropped out of high school, and therefore needed to get her GED. After working with her tutor on GED materials, S passed all 5 GED tests. She has been released from the treatment center and is ready for college.
R needed to get his GED. He needed help with the math portion of the GED. His tutor helped him use his love of playing video games in a different way. The tutor suggested that R reward himself after finishing his practice work with a session playing video games. . After 2 months with his tutor, R passed the Math GED.
Y and her husband and young child came to this country from South America. Y was only able to speak a few words in English and was having great difficulty communicating with her child’s school. The READ tutor was able to help Y with her child’s parent-teacher conferences and improve her conversational English. After working with her tutor for more than a year, Y was able to serve the READ Program by acting as a translator for a new Spanish speaking student.
B says that, “People don’t know how hard it is for people like me and others that can’t read. Some of us have a hard time reading a newspaper or a TV Guide or how about a birthday card. When I was in sewing class, I would try to read the picture on the pattern instructions instead of trying to read them. I would look over the pictures to see how to put it together. When I first started my reading class I didn’t even know how to spell out my numbers or how to write out my check or read books. My advice is—don’t give up no matter how hard it is or how long you have to go. I’m very happy I found the READ program and a very special person to help me with my reading.”