Reading Tutor (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 1, 2017
Teaching children I was not only learning from them but they were learning from me. It is important to set a good example for young children and I enjoyed being that role model. It was sometimes stressful to deal with misbehaved children but it was a great learning experience.
I enjoyed working with young children and it was an honor to help them reach their reading grade level.
Volunteer Tutor (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 8, 2017
I volunteered for this organization and it was one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had, working with young children and helped them read and achieve their highest reading grade level was extremely rewarding. I also enjoyed working along side the Coordinator, she was passionate about her work. Any job that has to do with advancing humanity brings joy to my life.
Senior AmeriCorps Site Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 12, 2017
Generally, I had a good experience at Reading Partners. The culture was a positive one that encouraged teamwork, resourcefulness, ability to take on any challenges, and a sense of connection with all coworkers due to Reading Partners' strong values. There is little room for growth within the non-profit, which led me to leave after 2 years of working there. One also has to be willing to work for little pay, which says a lot about the strength and importance of the mission to bridge the literacy gap in the United States within low-income communities.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 21, 2017
I volunteered as part of my class. I thought that the children really needed the help but it was sort of hard to follow along to each child's plan if you never had a stable child you were working with.
Tutor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 15, 2017
Working one on one with students to help improve students reading levels. Introduce reading lessons to students and go over reading lessons. Reading one one one with student and listening to student read.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale – July 16, 2017
Reading partners has rich resources and creative lesson plans to encourage tutors to give a more creative and fun lecture to students. It serves as a good stepping stone for me to pursue my part time career as an English teacher.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 13, 2017
At this organization, I volunteered to assist young kids with their comprehensive reading skills. This task I performed for roughly three months. During this period, I improved on my skills in critical thinking and communication. Additionally, I learnt strategies that I can use when dealing with kids.The staff at this organization, were very helpful, as they took the time to thoroughly explain the procedures. I most enjoyed helping kids in need.
Tutor Volunteer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 10, 2017
I was a volunteer reading tutor for a specific Reading Partner's elementary school student. I showed up one to two times a week to help the child increase his reading and comprehension skills. This child had a difficult time focusing at times but I encouraged him and got him through several reading assignments through the program which raised his level of reading competency.
It was rewarding to help a child be a better reader
READING TUTOR (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 20, 2017
Reading Partners is a wonderful place to volunteer with it allows a person to give back to the community. volunteering is a labor of love and Tutoring with Reading Partners has been an enjoyable and exciting experience.
Site Coordinator (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – June 15, 2017
As an Americorps member, you are going to work long hours but you'll are making a big difference. As a site coordinator, you are responsible for the day to day operations of a reading center - this involves scheduling volunteer tutors to work with students, coaching tutors on curriculum implementation, assessing students, communicating with teachers, tutoring students, etc.. The job is a combination of teaching, coaching, management, and admin. The people who would excel as site coordinators are resourceful, caring, organized, and detail oriented. There is a steep learning curve in this role but you will be well supported by your program manager. The benefits are also pretty good for an Americorps position and the living stipend is slim but still pretty decent for Americorps.
great program managers and peers, benefits, feeling of accomplishment/meaningful work, autonomy
Senior Site Coordinator (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – June 5, 2017
Reading Partners is a great Organization. They help children that lack certain reading skills with one-on-one tutoring twice a week, during instructional time. This is an Americorps Position, which means on top of day-to-day task you also have a team of members you work with.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – DC – May 31, 2017
The mission of this company is great. Helping kids read and involving community volunteers is wonderful. It's tough to work with Americorps members who leave every year and train them well in only 11 months time. The national organization has some very serious organizational problems.
Tutoring second graders was definitely a rewarding challenge. Sometimes it was difficult to keep the kids on task, but when they did,It made me feel good as a human being knowing I was impacting the education of the kids.
Impacting a child's education and teaching them the importance of reading.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – May 21, 2017
The job of working with kids was interesting. You gain more experience working and being patient with children. As you tutor the student, you grow with them on their journey. You see the growth in their skills. Overall, the experience is pretty great.