Become one of our tutors for children! New tutor training will be held starting October 19th for Midcoast Literacy’s Read Together tutoring program for children ages 6-14.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting changes to school schedules and family responsibilities have only made the need for tutors more acute,” says Katie Clark, Read Together Program Director. “More children are falling behind on reading, while some tutors no longer feel safe working with kids for health reasons. We have children waiting to be matched with tutors!”
Tutors are needed for children ages 6-14 who are struggling to read at grade level and for children from asylum seeking families who are learning to speak, read, and write in English. Training for new volunteers will be held October 19, 21, and 23, from 12:00-4:00pm each day at Grace Church Community Hall in Bath. The training will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants to allow for proper safety measures.
Since March, sessions have been taking place remotely via Zoom and other platforms, and in-person via sessions held outside. As the weather changes, some tutoring pairs are moving their sessions to inside locations that allow for appropriate distancing and protection measures. Individuals meeting in-person can be provided with face shields and/or masks and are asked to maintain adequate physical distance as they work. Midcoast Literacy has some tutoring stations available in the lending library room at their new office at 9 Park Street in Bath.
Tutors for Read Together must be at least 18 years old; participate in the training for volunteer tutors; and be able to make a minimum one-year commitment. Under the current health conditions, tutors must also be willing and able to tutor using PPE during in-person sessions and/or use a virtual platform for remote sessions. The October training will be held in person and be limited to a maximum of 8 participants. You can read more about becoming at tutor at: https://midcoastliteracy.org/index.php/volunteer/become-a-tutor