Volunteers needed for tutoring program

2013-05-24T00:00:00Z Volunteers needed for tutoring programTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library has begun a reading tutoring service for children preschool age through senior year of high school seeking assistance in improving reading scores or reading levels/skills.

Individuals interested in volunteering as a reading tutor may fill out an application. Applications are available at the circulation desks at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, and Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter. Fill out the application and turn it in at one of the desks or contact volunteer coordinator Lori Tarnowski.

Volunteer Reading Tutors will be responsible for one-on-one reading tutoring of children during assigned hours at the library. They will cater to the individual needs of each student, aid students in achieving their reading goals by helping them develop reading skills and confidence, and will help foster a love of reading and enhanced self-esteem in each student through patience and encouragement.

Tutors must have an honest desire to help students achieve their reading goals and must possess patience and a positive attitude. It is preferred they have previous reading tutoring experience or other experience working with or teaching children. Individuals who possess or who are pursuing a degree in elementary education or a similar field are encouraged to apply, as well as retired educators.

All volunteers are required to pass a background check.

For more information, call Thomas Library at (2190 926-7696 or Hageman Library at (219) 926-9080.

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