United Way California Capital Region- Read on! Volunteer Ass
Read On! is 916 Ink's one-to-one tutoring program that is
configured for volunteer tutors to deliver remote lessons to
striving readers in first through fourth grade who are behind in
grade-level reading. Volunteer tutors deliver remote tutoring to
students in the classroom or at home. Students will receive
evidence-based reading instruction in one-to-one, 45-minute online
tutoring sessions three times a week for a minimum of eight weeks.
The Read On! methodologies and curriculum are anchored in the
Science of Reading, which is proven to be the most effective method
of teaching reading. Additionally, students have the opportunity
for online game-style practice application with Tutoring with the
Lightning Squad by the Success for All Foundation. Tutoring with
the Lightning Squad is a highly engaging, web-based, interactive
multimedia tutoring model. Developed by Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and
the Success for All Foundation in collaboration with Sesame
Workshop, the program is designed to enable struggling readers who
read at a first through mid-third grade level to achieve
grade-level literacy proficiency by developing skills in fluency,
phonics, word blending, spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension
through a series of game-like activities. Students are assessed
upon entry, exit and mid-program to track their progress. Tutors
and staff continuously monitor the student's progress through each
lesson. Lessons can be repeated or omitted as needed. At eight
weeks, a student will be assessed to determine if they are eligible
to graduate out of the program or whether participation in the
program will continue. If further intervention is needed at
completion of the program, the student's upcoming teacher will be
notified. Further help on this page can be found by clicking
Member Duties : The VISTA will build and support the Read On!
volunteer tutor base. The VISTA will accomplish this by
investigating and executing best practices for volunteer
generation, engagement, appreciation, and retention, develop a
series of volunteer trainings, and provide direct oversight and
feedback to volunteers The VISTA will work on the improvement and
development of systems needed for effective online tutoring. They
will do this by streamlining and identifying ways to improve
current systems for session monitoring and tracking (including
session attendance and tutor notes, and they will review, update
and maintain the Read On! volunteer webpage.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award
or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible ,
Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of
service , Training , Relocation Allowance .
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits
attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education .
Education , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Team Work
, Leadership , Teaching/Tutoring , Computers/Technology ,
Recruitment , General Skills , Communications .