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Tutoring Resources

The Corporation for National and Community Service offers tools and training for volunteer and service programs in their Online Learning Center.

  pri logoThe Reading Road is a tutoring program created at the University of Pennsylvania and designed to raise achievement levels of struggling readers in low income schools.

Explore the website of the The Children's Reading Foundation. You will find a section for parents and educators providing tips and ideas for reading with young children.

Storyblocks is a project of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, working in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Services. It is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.

Reading for Meaning: Tutoring Elementary Students to Enhance Comprehension - This article was written for tutors with general tips for comprehension, but includes a section on how illustrations can aid reading comprehension

Digital Storytelling Activities – Students create original stories that include text, drawings, photos, animation, audio, and video. They use technology tools, such as digital cameras and computers, to bring their stories to life. Story ideas can come from personal and family experiences, connections to other cultures, and real or imaginary people, places, or events.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

The Governor’s Study Partner Program helps students improve academic skills, promote independent learning, and supplement classroom learning. You’ll find podcasts created by Tennessee teachers to address the new Tennessee State Performance Standards for 2nd through 8th grade.To access the podcasts of this program, on the right side of the page scroll down to Curriculum Podcasts and click on the Governor’s Study Partner Program link.

Resources from Strengthening Instruction in Tennessee Elementary Schools – Focus on Mathematics (SITES-M) website

Read to Succeed – Rutherford County
This community partnership was created to promote reading in Rutherford County, with emphasis on family literacy. Read to Succeed creates Reading in the Schools Day, Reading Rally, Read To Bee, Reader Training, Imagination Station, UNPLUG and Read!, One Book, Families That Read Succeed and a tutoring program for adults.

Math and Reading Help
This page contains articles on tutoring - from determining if your child needs a tutor to finding and working with the tutor. There is also information on online tutoring, tutoring centers and becoming a tutor.

Tips for Reading Tutors from US Department of Education
Reading is the basis for learning and school success. While reading is learned primarily in the classroom, many students need extra time and help. Research shows that tutoring is a great way for individuals and groups outside school to support learning. Effective tutoring requires appropriate training and careful planning. This brochure presents some basic tips for reading tutors.

In this podcast, “Chapter Book Series Worth Starting,” host Emily Manning discusses several book series with students. The chidlren share what they like about these books and how the books have made them better readers. In addition, the host interviews Nikki Grimes, author of the Dyamonde Daniel series.


Raise Your Hand Tennessee 


Here is an United Way sponsored website to recruit volunteers to read, tutor, and mentor children. Anyone with passion and commitment can help a young person succeed in school and in life.


How you can do it in an after-school program: The Social and Emotional Learning Gives Kids Wings video from Edutopia.org