Tutors needed at Rothenberg & Hays-Porter school

The Cincinnati Herald

Tutors needed at Rothenberg & Hays-Porter school

2012-03-24 / Academics

“Be the Change” is a collaborative tutor recruitment effort to support students in high need schools at Cincinnati Public Schools. Partners in this effort include the Strive Partnership, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools, the Council of Christian Communions and others.

While the demand for tutors is very high, especially in lowperforming schools at CPS, the supply of committed tutors is limited. This means that children in our city are not getting the support they need to succeed. By giving a mere one hour a week to volunteer as a tutor at Rothenberg & Hays-Porter Elementary, you will be making a difference in the life of a student who really needs your help.

It’s EASY to Be the Change.

Here’s how to become a tutor:

1. Contact Us: We will help you go through the necessary steps to become an approved volunteer. These steps include getting a background check, volunteer badge, training, and placement within a school. Email or call us at bethechange@strivetogether.org, 513-929-1343. 2. Choose a School: Be the change is focusing on providing support for the children who need it most, in high need CPS Elementary Initiative schools. However, every school could benefit from increased tutors, so if there is another school you would like to volunteer with, we can gladly place you in your school of choice. 3. Get Trained: Tutors are required to complete a one-time training and orientation at the school to ensure we support our students in the most effective way possible. 4. Get Placed: Once tutors are approved and trained, on-site school personnel will match the tutor with a student based on time preference, content preference, and school preference. These on-site coordinators will support and assist tutors through the tutoring process at the school site. 5. Tutor One Hour, Once a Week: Tutors must commit to working with a student for one hour each week. Materials for each lesson will be provided to the tutor at the school the day of the lesson.

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