It’s not too late to help 1st and 2nd graders with their literacy, once a week for 30-minutes, from anywhere with internet, your computer, your phone, and you. With Innovations For Learning’s Tutormate online volunteering program, once you are registered and cleared for volunteering, you can be assigned a 1st or 2nd grader in one of the 16 school districts the program serves. You’ll work with your student using your phone to call the student’s classroom and talk to the student while sharing the screen of your computer or laptop to work through the program’s various literacy activities. (Videos on the website will show more.)
On a person note, I had a blast doing this past year. The learning growth of the student I worked with throughout the year was astounding, and I was very proud to be a part of that. I encourage you to try it for the next several months.
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