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Background

BECOME A READING TUTOR!

We are looking for reliable, caring, and willing adults to come alongside students and assist them. A background in education isn’t required! Instead, attend a tutor orientation & training session before you begin. There, you will receive an overview of how to tutor, and learn how to develop an appropriate caring, working relationship with your student. As an added bonus, CTI will host an optional workshop during the course of the year, to help sharpen your tutoring skills!

A READING TUTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:
  • Submit an application to your school’s program coordinator
  • Undergo a background check
  • Attend a tutor orientation session prior to tutoring
  • Tutor your assigned student each week using an individualized folder prepared by your student’s teacher
  • Maintain a weekly log to share your student’s progress with their teacher

SERVING 5 CENTRAL OHIO SCHOOL DISTRICTS


Are you interested in serving as a reading tutor? Pick which school program you are interested in learning more about and apply for it below!

To see a map of where schools are located, click here.

Choose A School

Franklinton Tutoring Program (Avondale, Starling & Sullivant)
Cranbrook
Fairwood (possible January 2022 start)
Ohio Ave
Daniel Wright (possible January 2022 start)
Riverside (possible January 2022 start)
Beacon (possible January 2022 start)
Britton (will relaunch in 2022-2023)
Hilliard Crossing (possible January 2022 start)
Huber Ridge (possible January 2022 start)

Orientation Sessions

CTI asks that all volunteers-new & returning- to participate in an orientation training session before tutoring begins each year. These are 90 minute sessions covering these major topics:

  • How to build a caring rapport with your student
  • How childhood trauma affects learning & literacy skills
  • How to tutor your student in reading & writing

For the 2021-2022 school year, only an online orientation format will be offered.

Learn more about how to effectively serve as a reading tutor by registering for our online course!

CTI Online Orientation (Coming Soon!)

Background Check Information

Columbus Tutoring Initiative requires that all tutors be properly screened before working with a student.  The type of background check requirement depends on the school.

Please click here to read about your school’s requirements.