Tutors Needed: You Can Empower a Child to Become a Lifelong Learner
By Eric Steckel
May 30, 2023
One-on-one tutoring provides children a fairer chance to succeed in school!
“Tutors needed!” is the refrain we keep hearing from our partner schools.
As the year comes to an end, Children Rising is already preparing one-on-one tutoring and family support programs for the 2023-24 year. So many elementary school children made dramatic advancements in reading and math last year, and we are so proud of their determination and effort. Next year, we want to support many more eager young learners!
The message is simple: Tutors needed!
A call for tutors this year!
Nationwide, students continue to suffer from unprecedented levels of unfinished learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, children are two to four months behind in reading and math. Closer to home, over 70% of the second-graders in Oakland Unified School District schools we serve are two or more grade levels behind in reading or math.
“Every young child deserves a fair chance to succeed in school…and in life. Through one-on-one reading and math tutoring and family support, we empower children to become lifelong learners.”
We need more trained tutors to provide more instances of tutoring in the coming years to overcome the lost learning time our children experienced. These are two hallmarks of high-dosage tutoring, one of the leading solutions to overcoming significant unfinished learning.
There’s good news and bad news.
The bad? The need is greater than ever. Last year, Children Rising had to turn away eager students from our programs because we did not have a tutor when they needed one most.
The good? It’s a solvable problem, and YOU can be part of that solution.
To meet the needs of the Oakland elementary schools we serve:
- Path2Math needs at least 80 more tutors.
- Succeeding by Reading needs another 80 tutors.
Children Rising’s volunteer tutoring programs Succeeding by Reading and Path2Math provide opportunities for community members to step in, be part of these evidenced-based programs, and support student recovery.
Better yet, Children Rising provides the training, materials, and on-site support for tutors to be successful from day one.
Each of you can help
It’s an extraordinary time, and your help in spreading the word and generating community interest to get involved can make a huge difference this year for many children. Here’s how you can help:
Become a tutor. Now is the time to step forward to nurture and empower a struggling child in school! Learn more today.
- Spread the word. If you know of anyone who may be interested in tutoring an amazing young learner, please share this with them.
- Learn more about Children Rising tutoring opportunities. If you are on the fence, this may be your tipping point!
The programs are ready. Our comprehensive tutor training and on-site support ensure that tutors are ready to empower an eager child to become a lifelong learner.