NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The United Way of Greater Nashville says it’s seeking volunteer tutors for the after-school Raise Your Hand tutoring program in Williamson County.
The organization says volunteers will work virtually with first through fourth graders who are struggling with math and reading. They say training is provided and no teaching experience is required.
United Way says tutoring is flexible and volunteers will need to commit to one hour per-week for up to 10 weeks starting in September. They will assist teachers with reading assignments and help students individually or in small-group sessions.
“We rely so much on our volunteer tutors to listen to and coach each child to success in the classroom,” said Sonya Johnson, education engagement manager at United Way. “Our tutors help break down those learning barriers that so many children face and help them gain the tools they need to be confident learners. This program could not happen without the support of our dedicated volunteers.”
According to the organization, tutors helped 446 students from 13 elementary schools during the 2019-20 school year. Of those, 89% improved in reading and 95% improved in math.
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