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Reading Stars

Students and Tutors Achieving Reading Success

Reading STARS

Reading STARS: Students and Tutors Achieving Reading Success

Volunteer to be a tutor and make a difference in the life of a young student! Reading STARS (Students and Tutors Achieving Reading Success) pairs older adult tutors with K-3 students in a one-on-one or small group setting. Tutoring will begin in Fall 2018, with tutor training to start in late summer/early fall. Sign up today!

What is Reading STARS?

Reading STARS is an intergenerational tutoring program that pairs older adult volunteers with students in grades K-3. The program aims to motivate children who aren’t reading at grade level to become better readers, while providing older adults with meaningful community service.

Why is the library offering this program?

LA County Library is able to offer tutoring for free to the students who need it, helping to break the economic barrier for private tutoring. The library also provides a safe space for after-school learning.

Why grades K-3?

These are the critical years for ensuring reading at grade level by Grade 3. Kids who can’t read at grade level by Grade 4 are four times less likely to graduate from high school.

Requirements

  • Be age 50 or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or above.
  • Be local to one of the select 5 libraries offering this program.
  • Commit to volunteering 2 days a week for 3 hours each day, in 30 minute sessions. That means 6 hours a week, or about 24 hours a month.
  • Commit to tutor during the entire school year, through May 2019 (school holidays excluded).
  • Attend a training event at one of the five libraries.

Details

  • Tutoring will be one-on-one and/or in small groups (up to 4 students).
  • The library will provide training to all volunteer tutors.
  • Volunteers will receive a small stipend ($100/month) for their time.

Timeline

  • Tutoring will begin in Fall 2018, with tutor training to start in late summer/early fall.

Reading STARS: Apply Now

Apply to be a tutor and make a difference in the life of a young student! Reading STARS (Students and Tutors Achieving Reading Success) pairs older adult tutors with K-3 students in a one-on-one or small group setting. Tutoring will begin in Fall 2018, with tutor training to start in late summer/early fall.

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