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Please email, call, or fill out the form below to schedule an intake. Staff will schedule a time to complete a short assessment with the potential student to see if they will be a good fit for the program.

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OG Tutors

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SBPL’s OG Readers tutoring program is a free one-on-one tutoring service for 1st - 4th graders who struggle in reading. Students meet weekly with a trained tutor at SBPL location. 

The program uses the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach that includes multi-sensory learning, phonics based instruction, and other tools to demystify the process of learning to read. The OG approach, developed for readers with dyslexia, includes great strategies for all struggling readers, including English language learners.

Our trained tutors use sight, hearing, touch and movement to help students connect language with letters and words. Lesson plans are created around your child’s current reading ability and specific needs.

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Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in becoming an OG Readers tutor? We are currently accepting new volunteers who are willing to complete eight hours of training and engage in onsite tutoring. Learn more about how to become a tutor by attending a tutor orientation (check our calendar of events) or sending an email to OGreaders@santabarbaraca.gov 

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