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Dates
Starts Oct 4, 20225:00 - 7:30 PM
Location
Location
Eastside Library
1102 E. Montecito St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Event Image
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Title

OG Readers New Tutor Training | Eastside

Audience
Audiences:
Teen (High School)
,
Adults
Description

Teens and adults are invited to become OG Readers Volunteer Tutors as part of our reading intervention program for kids! This 3 part training is based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach, used to teach kids who are struggling readers. These techniques employ multisensory learning, phonics based instruction, and other tools to demystify the process of reading.

Once training is complete, volunteers will work one-on-one with students in 1st - 4th grades. Volunteers and their learners will meet at least once a week at the library. You will be matched with a student that can meet based on your schedule. The Library will provide all materials and training, as well as offer ongoing support.

Volunteers should:
- Enjoy working with young people and exhibit patience
- Be 16 years or older, and if over 18, complete a background check
- Commit to the training sessions and at least one hour of tutoring per week for 6 months
- Be excited to share a passion for reading!