The City of Tempe AARP Experience Corps is an early literacy skills tutoring program designed to provide support to struggling students in kindergarten through third grade by placing trained volunteer tutors in high needs schools in the Tempe Elementary District. Experience Corps specifically engages adults 50+ in the community to volunteer as tutors. Through this generational exchange, children succeed, 50+ adults thrive and communities are made stronger. The tutors commit to an entire school year, meeting with their assigned students, individually, twice weekly.
Students recommended for the Experience Corps program are considered to be at risk and have tested below benchmark standards in reading for their grade level. In addition to strengthening academic skills, the tutors work on motivating and encouraging students through the positive relationship they build together. Teachers report that, in addition to the obvious benefit of boosting students' reading skills through the program, students also show increased self confidence. The effectiveness of the program is measured by student reading scores, surveys of teachers, prinicpals, and volunteers. Approximately 300 students receive tutoring services each year from 60 volunteer tutors.
Our 30 Minute Session:
Part 1: 10-15 Minutes- Increasing Reading Fluency and Comprehension with Text
- Using our Reading A-Z curriculum book, tutors encourage students to repetitively practice the
book using reading games
Part 2: 5 minutes- Review and Reflection
- Tutor and student discuss students progress and achievement from part 1
Part 3: 5 minutes- Listening and Reading Enjoyment
- Tutor reads a fiction story to student to develop their love of reading
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Join the corps of more than 2,000 volunteers in 22 cities nationwide who are making a significant impact in their communities. Volunteers do not need special skills just a willingness to share their experience, time and patience. Comprehensive training, excellent support services and an orientation are provided. Volunteers need to be able to commit to an entire school year. For more information, call Rebecca Bond at (480) 858-2464 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also read our newsletter.
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To Apply, please fill out the application and e-mail to: email@example.com