Interested in Becoming a Reading Power Tutor?
So much of the success that children experience in Reading Power is due to the strong relationships that young children form with our tutors.
Our volunteer tutors and professional staff are a diverse group of dedicated, educated, and passionate individuals. They come from all walks of life and share a love for reading and children.
Consistency creates a quality educational experience and builds confidence and trust. For that reason, we ask our tutors to make a solid commitment to whichever program they choose. Tutors commit to being on site at a school one day per week for 2-3 hours, depending on the program served. Programs are offered in the mornings and afternoons. We recognize that our tutors are volunteering their time and talents, and have developed a system to trade days with other tutors when "life" gets in the way of your plans.
A background check will be completed for each tutor. More information about prekindergarten, kindergarten, first grade and second grade programs may be found here. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
For more information, please contact Associate Director of Programs, Kristin Fine at: email@example.com, or call Executive Director of Programs and Operations, Lisa Bulzoni at (224) 554-9443.
Reading Power is growing to serve more children in more schools. You can help us by joining our tutoring team!
Please complete this Tutor Application.
Reading Power Tutors report high satisfaction with the tutoring experience. In a recent survey, 99 percent of tutors responding said they would recommend Reading Power to a friend or colleague.
See Reading Power Tutoring in Action!
Below, watch a video of virtual one-to-one tutoring with Reading Power's Joanie Alley.
I have been a Reading Power volunteer since 2008. It is by far the most worthwhile volunteer opportunity I have been involved in. The students are receptive to our reading instruction, and the ongoing tutor training is invaluable. I find it almost like going to graduate school! Reading with my students is the highlight of my week."
–Susan Sponseller, tutor