Reading Partners is a national non-profit dedicated to closing the achievement gap by helping elementary students from low-income communities boost their reading confidence and competence. We do so by collaborating with Title I schools and community volunteers to increase the amount of time and personnel available during the school day to deliver data-driven, one-on-one tutoring to students in grades K-5. Our volunteers follow a structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. On average, students more than double their rate of reading progress while in the program.
We have sites at six elementary schools across the Twin Cities: Lyndale Community School; Cityview Community School; Hamline Elementary; Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet; Maxfield Elementary; Benjamin E. Mays IB World School
Reading Partner tutor requirements:
· No formal teaching experience needed
· Must be 14 years old or older and pass a background check
· Commit just one hour a week, mid-September through early June
· Reading centers are open Mon-Thurs, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.