Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult):18+, Minimum Age:18+

Book Buddies Literacy Tutor

Through the Book Buddies Tutoring model, ATC  provides volunteer-based, one-on-one sustained early literacy tutoring to City of Alexandria elementary school children in need.

Volunteers are needed work one-on-one with an Alexandria elementary school student, following a provided  literacy lesson plan, to improve early literacy skills, writing, spelling and reading skills.

Some volunteers tutor a child both sessions. Other volunteers team up with a friend or colleague to meet this commitment.  Book Buddies can help arrange partners if that is needed.  

Tutor Program
-Students enter the program in grades K & 1 (ages 5-6) as referred by their classroom teachers.
-Volunteers register with ACPS and receive tutor training from a Book Buddies Coordinator. 
-Two 30-40 minute weekly tutoring sessions are scheduled and take place during or after school
-We ask for a one school-year commitment

Tutor Need By School
John Adams ES: 2x a week, any 30 minute time slot between 8-10am
John Adams ES: 2x week, 11:05-11:45
5651 Rayburn Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
Cora Kelly ES: 2x week, from 1-1:40
3600 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
Jefferson Houston ES: 1x week, T,W,or TH- between 2:45- 3:55pm; starting in January 
1501 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Polk ES: 2x week, 10:15-10:45
5000 Polk Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Please send questions to atc@opmh.org, Karen White, Program Director

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