Reading Partners

Posted on August 9, 2017

To support staffing for the Tutor Engagement Project, an effort to more strongly support and engage their tutors to improve the volunteer experience, ensure high-quality tutoring for their students, and increase volunteer retention. Activities will include summer and fall engagement of returning tutors, differentiated onboarding for new tutors, and ongoing school-year engagement. Reading Partners delivers one core program: data-driven, one-on-one literacy tutoring for K-5 students using trained and supervised volunteers. Student-tutor pairs work for 45 minutes twice a week, following an Individualized Reading Plan based on regular assessments of students’ strengths and weaknesses. In the 2017-2018 school year, they will engage over 1,200 volunteers on a weekly basis to serve 1,000 students across 19 schools. Investing in the volunteer tutors’ satisfaction and retention will not only strengthen the quality of their program but also increase their scalability over time.