One-on-one tutoring for students, ages 6-14, who are reading below grade level.
Our volunteer tutors work with children who are behind in literacy related academic subjects.
We help students improve:
- vocabulary development
- learning strategies
We also help students improve how they see themselves as learners and readers.
The tutoring sessions are designed by each tutor to specifically address the needs, abilities, learning style, and personal interests of each student. The tutors plan their sessions to include reading stories or books on topics the students like, writing for a variety of purposes, games related to literacy or cognitive development, discussions about student progress, and doing a variety of projects that help strengthen learning and improve self-esteem. Our organization works independently from local schools. Tutors may help their students with schoolwork from time to time, but in general, what the students do in their sessions will be separate from their daily schoolwork.
Parents and guardians are responsible for signing up their children for Read Together. The parents, students, and volunteer tutors are expected to commit to meeting for tutoring sessions for a minimum of twice a week for an hour for 12 months. The student’s family and tutor can decide to meet more frequently if they wish. They can also decide to continue to work together beyond the 12-month period.
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- Call the office to set up an appointment to register a child for tutoring help. (The appointment can take place at our office in Bath or at another location more convenient for the family seeking help.)
- Go to the registration appointment and fill out in-take paperwork. At the appointment, the student will also take a short reading assessment.
- Discuss and agree to the terms of participation in the program.
- Meet the volunteer tutor and set a schedule for tutoring sessions (days and times) and agree on a location in a public space (local library, Midcoast Literacy building, local school, etc.)
- Start tutoring sessions