Volunteer

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 a few optional workshops throughout 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!

Choose A School

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

You can now RSVP for our live orientations below, which are held in various locations across Central Ohio!

Columbus Tutoring Initiative Orientations- 2017 RSVP

You can also participate in a CTI orientation from home! Learn more about how to effectively serve as a reading tutor by registering for our online course!

Columbus Tutoring Initiative Online Orientation