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PATHWAYS 2 READING

 


PATHWAYS 2 READING

@ GAITHERSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

Pathways 2 Reading (P2R) - a ministry of Pathways BC is closing the learning gap for kids in the 4th grade. We are pairing dedicated tutors and culturally relevant, socially, and emotionally rich literature to form a dynamic breakfast book club. Our goal is simple: We want to engage children, in a relaxed and positive setting, with books that have topics that are interesting to them to create readers. Each novel is broken into a series of thoughtful lessons designed to inspire kids to read deeply, think critically, talk openly, and write reflective about topics that matter to them.

 

About the Role

 

P2R is looking for caring adults to train as part of our tutoring community. You do not have to be a trained educator, just a person who loves to read and wants to share that passion with kids. We will teach you the rest! Tutors will work in-person with small groups of 3-5 students. Tutors will start the day with their group before school – enjoy breakfast together, check homework, and read. Research shows that if a child can start their day in a pleasant and organized environment it makes them ready and available to learn for the rest of the school day.

 

 

Who are you?

 

You are passionate about working with kids. 

You love seeing a child’s eyes light up when they master a new concept.  Every child feels your joy as you see it as a privilege to be able to show up and be present in the lives of your students.

 

You excel at building meaningful connections with students from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 

You value the cultural assets, knowledge, and lived experiences that each child brings to tutoring sessions. You make learning meaningful by connecting it to students’ lives.

 

You empower students to build on their strengths. 

You see the brilliance in every child, enjoy celebrating their progress, and commit to supporting them through both challenges and successes.  

 

 

What we’re looking for:

 

  • Enthusiasm for teaching reading

  • All tutors must be at least 18 years old and a H.S. Grad- College degree preferred

  • ALL TUTORS MUST submit to a background check before working with students

  • Please use this link to complete your submission to volunteer