Reading Partners

Posted on August 9, 2019

To support a new Program Manager who will oversee a new distance tutoring pilot project that will enable volunteers to remotely connect with students to conduct one-on-one tutoring sessions. This Program Manager will work with a consultant to develop a curriculum and model designed with volunteer ease of use and student engagement in mind, while keeping a focus upon high-quality, high-impact literacy instruction. Reading Partners uses a proven, research-based program model that has a positive impact on the three core indicators of literacy proficiency. With this track record of success, in this distance tutoring pilot Reading Partners will not be changing the literacy content, only how it is being delivered, substituting an online session for an in-person session once each week. Volunteers involved in the pilot will work with a student twice a week, once in-person at a school-based reading center at the beginning of the week and once online at the end of the week. Through this pilot and the additional sessions it will provide students, Reading Partners anticipates achieving a greater impact on student outcomes. Reading Partners delivers one core program: data-driven, one-on-one literacy tutoring for K-5 students using trained and supervised volunteers.