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Help a struggling student learn to LOVE learning

By giving one hour of your time each week, you can be the caring adult a struggling student needs to succeed. Readers in Motion is a tutoring program that connects senior volunteers with a child who needs academic support and encouragement. Through Readers in Motion, you can set a child on the path toward a successful future and a lifetime of learning. 

Location:
Tutoring will take place at Children’s Board Family Resource Centers: Ruskin – 3030 E College Avenue Ruskin, FL 335703. Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm

Purpose of the Position:
Provide tutoring/mentoring support to students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade by providing reading assistance and support. Readers in Motion volunteers are unique individuals who help children learn to love learning.

Responsibilities and Duties:|
Volunteers will be overseen by the Readers in Motion Academic Coordinator. The Academic Coordinator evaluates each student to determine what they need to achieve academic excellence. As a volunteer, you will be provided with detailed instructions and materials to help each student increase their literacy skills. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the resource center with a positive attitude and the desire to work with students one-on-one or in small groups.

Qualifications:
• Be at least 55 years old
• Must be able to pass a Level II background check.
• Ability to read and write the English language
• Interest in and comfort working with children from K through 3rd grade
• Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitment
• Attend training sessions as prescribed
• Be willing to adhere to all program policies
• Be a good listener
• Be encouraging and supportive
• Be patient and flexible
• Be tolerant and respectful of individual differences
• Be comfortable being in a large room with ten people max.

Commitment Expected:1 hour per week through May 2022

Training:
Hands-on instruction at the Children’s Board Family Resource Center. Tour of the center, and introduction to your student(s) and educational materials.

Next Step:
If you would like to become a Readers in Motion Education Advocate or receive more information about it, complete and submit your contact information in the form below. Someone from the program at Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay will contact you within the next business day.