2020 Volunteer Training Information for Reading Tutors
The first training sessions of 2020 are right around the corner, and there is still time to sign up! Our fun and comprehensive training equips new reading tutors with the tools and skills they need to successfully help their students learn to read at grade level (and develop a love of reading!).
Click the button below to view the Winter 2020 Volunteer Training Schedule and see which training group works best with your schedule.
Ready to reserve your spot? Click the button below to fill out the volunteer application (you will be directed to a secure Google form). After receiving your application, we will contact you to schedule a telephone interview.
Our volunteers are the heart of our program. We provide ongoing support and training. R2S has a lead coach at each school to support volunteers in their work. Program director and trainer, Julie Thomas, and trainer Amanda Shive, are valuable resources for problem solving and tutoring guidance.
Each tutor is periodically observed and evaluated to assure that teaching techniques remain true to the R2S curriculum and standards.
Monthly volunteer meetings provide additional training and the opportunity for tutors to share ideas. Featured speakers often present new perspectives on literacy and tutoring skills.
What it Takes to be a Reading Tutor with Read to Succeed
Our reading tutors are highly motivated to help others and genuinely enjoy working with young children in an instructional relationship.
They are flexible. Sometimes they show up to find that their student is home with the flu or the class had a last-minute schedule change and the tutoring session had to be cancelled. Our coaches roll with this because they know that the end result is more important than the immediate inconvenience.
Our tutors are prepared. They come to a tutoring session with a well-organized lesson plan that follows the R2S phonics-based, multi-sensory curriculum.
Our tutors are committed to developing mentor relationships with their students.
They are dependable, and are available for one to two coaching sessions each week during the school year.
They are patient.
Finally, our tutors are R2S ambassadors in their assigned Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools, communicating positively with teachers and school administrators about the R2S mission and their students' progress.