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Youth Literacy Tutors

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Literacy Council of Buncome County


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Youth Literacy Tutors

Do you want to make a difference in your community during these critical times?

Our Youth Literacy Program works with K-12 students from low-income homes who are reading, writing, and/or spelling below grade level. Tutors provide students with free one-on-one phonics instruction twice a week using Orton Gillingham methodology and the Wilson Reading System.

Youth Literacy tutors receives 28 hours of training before they are assigned a student. The training includes a practicum during which the trainee evaluates a student, and then teaches five consecutive multi-sensory lessons under the supervision of a practicum tutor. The course is taught by a team of experienced trainers who present such topics as the definition and characteristics of dyslexia; the history and principles of Orton-Gillingham; phonological awareness; phonology (including sounds, syllable types and spelling rules); screening instruments and procedures; sight words; cursive handwriting; phonics games and activities; decoding, fluency and comprehension; vocabulary; written expression and advocacy. Wilson(r) materials guide the lesson planning process.

Tutors’ Responsibilities

Upon satisfactory completion of the training course, trainees are assigned a student and commit to provide that student at least 60 free individualized literacy lessons. Tutoring usually takes place twice a week - some tutors see their children more frequently - at the child’s school during the school day. Lessons last about 50 minutes. Tutors may borrow phonetically controlled books and other materials from the Literacy Council library and are encouraged to call the project director or their practicum supervisor for advice. The project director and/or a practicum supervisor observe each trainee in the course of his or her tutoring. The trainee administers pre and post testing in phonological awareness, rapid naming, fluency, comprehension and spelling.

We are currently offering our training on line.

Please follow this link to volunteer with us: https://litcouncil.com/volunteer-roles/become-a-volunteer/

Or you can send us an email to laura@litcouncil.com


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Do you want to make a difference in your community during these critical times?

Our Youth Literacy Program works with K-12 students from low-income homes who are reading, writing, and/or spelling below grade level. Tutors provide students…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

31 College Place Suite B-221, Asheville, NC 28801

How to Apply

To become a volunteer tutor, please email Laura Bernhein at laura@litcouncil.com or visit our website to learn more about our mission. Thanks for your interest!

To become a volunteer tutor, please email Laura Bernhein at laura@litcouncil.com or visit our website to learn more about our mission. Thanks for your interest!

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