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Call for Literacy Tutoring Volunteers

Updated: Jun 16

In partnership with LIFRC and Lopez School, the Lopez Library is spearheading a robust and highly customized literacy tutoring program which uses the latest scientific reading best practices.  The program will run for six weeks during the summer. We need your help!


Many younger elementary students have fallen behind in their reading and writing skills, due to virtual school during 2020 and 2021, and continued in-person absences from COVID and other illness since. As a result, many of the fundamental literacy building blocks were not mastered by students who are currently in 1st and 2nd grade. There is much lost learning to catch up on.


This is where you come in! We are looking for tutoring volunteers who can commit to supporting this program. The tutoring sessions will last one hour for two or three mornings a week, from 10am – 11am, and will run for six weeks from July 11th – August 18th. Tutors and students will meet either at the elementary school or at the Lopez Library. The ideal format will be a 1:1 tutor:student ratio.


Staffing this program will be a challenge. Summer days are precious for everyone. This would be a wonderful way to build a relationship with a student and help them on their path to developing a love of reading and writing. Do you have time to dedicate to this program? Contact Katy Hill, LIFRC Early Learning Manager, with any questions or to sign up, and please share this message with anyone in your network who you think would be a good fit for this program.