Position: Online Reading Program Volunteer Tutor
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Start Date: July 6th (Monday/Wednesday) or July 7th (Tuesday/Thursday)
End Date: August 27th (Monday/Wednesday) or August 28th (Tuesday/Thursday)
Location: Online (via Microsoft Teams)
The position of Online Reading Program Volunteer Tutor supports the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region’s literacy program for children and youth with learning difficulties. This one-on-one literacy program is designed to motivate and help children in grades 2 – 10 gain confidence and academic success in reading. It is also designed to help volunteers gain knowledge and experience in working with children who experience difficulties learning essential literacy skills.
The Online Reading Program volunteer tutor will:
Length of Appointment:
The Online Reading Program volunteer tutor will serve for 8-weeks from July 6th – August 28th as a tutor with the program. The volunteer tutor is eligible to continue for subsequent program seasons with approval from the Program Coordinator.
Two (2) hours of programming per week for each week that the program is in session. The volunteer tutor may also be required to dedicate one (1) additional hour outside of each tutoring session to prepare the literacy activities and virtual ‘workstation’ (graphing progress and recording goals).
In addition, each volunteer tutor must attend mandatory orientation/training during the week prior to program beginning (approximately 4 hours).
Option 1: Mondays AND Wednesdays (must be available for both days) during at least one of the following time slots:
· Monday and Wednesday: 9:30 – 10:30 am
· Monday and Wednesday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
· Monday and Wednesday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
· Monday and Wednesday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
· Monday and Wednesday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Option 2: Tuesdays AND Thursdays (must be available for both days) during at least one of the following time slots:
· Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 – 10:30 am
· Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 am – 12 pm
· Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
· Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
· Tuesday and Thursday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Please note: The Online Reading Program will NOT run on the Civic Holiday – Monday, August 3rd 2020.
Eligible candidates for the Online Reading Program volunteer tutor position will have:
Eligible candidates should demonstrate:
Volunteers will develop skills related to the association:
Mandatory training for this position will be provided online (via Microsoft Teams) during the week before programs start. The Program Assistants and/or Program Coordinator will be online at all times during tutoring sessions to assist the volunteer tutor as needed. Additionally, the Program Coordinator is available on an ongoing basis to answer questions and provide other assistance and support as needed. Volunteer tutors will have full access to LDANR’s virtual ‘resource’ library for tools, website links, games, and reading passages that would be useful for tutoring sessions.
Job Types: Part-time, Volunteer