Program Manager (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – November 20, 2018
There was a great deal of turnover both regionally and nationally during my time with this organization. It was a job and a mission that I really loved. There were bumps and hiccups along the way, and the organization doesn't do a great job overall of retaining talent and promoting from within, except in the national office. It's definitely work for mission-focused people as the job can get really crazy sometimes.
communication with upper management could be spotty
Tutor (Former Employee) – Lawndale, CA – November 3, 2018
It was a great job. It was a federal work-study position for myself, so it worked really great with my class schedule. My supervisor was really nice and understanding. As a tutor, I had the opportunity to work with young elementary school kids and they were really sweet. You mostly read to them and then followed a structured teaching plan to help the students during the tutoring session developing reading skills. The sessions were 45 minutes long, so If I tutored 2 or 3 kids I would have worked for about 3 hours or so.
Site Coordinator (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 5, 2018
A truly wonderful and eye-opening experience. It wonderful to be a part of an AmeriCorps literacy program and working directly with kids. The mission of the organization is instilled in every person who works and volunteers for the organization.
Volunteer Reading Tutor (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 29, 2018
A typical day volunteering includes one-on-one reading lessons with children in need of extra help in order to read at their level. There are great center managers as well as dedicated AmeriCorp volunteers that donate their time.
English reading writing tutor volunteer (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 4, 2018
I didn't get paid to work at Reading Partners. I volunteered in between school days. It was good experience to learn how to teach more effectively. Reading Partners is a good place to get one's feet wet and get people more used to teaching younger students.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – August 14, 2018
As a volunteer for reading partners, it was a very fun and interactive experience in which the fundamental skills were appreciable in knowing whether I'd wanted to pursue teaching as a life long career or not. The site manager was very helpful and empowering on how I could improve my guidance.
Literacy Intervention Tutor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 23, 2018
Reading Partners is an excellent organization aiming to improve literacy in children that need extra support. The pay is minimum wage and temporary however it could be great for college students that want a taste of working in a public school setting. Management is friendly and organized, supporting you with any problems you may encounter in tutoring the kiddos. It is a fulfilling position because you have that sense of shaping a young mind and making the world a better place.