Library will resume its reading tutoring service for children preschool age
through grade 12 who are seeking assistance in improving reading scores or
reading levels/skills this fall.
interested in volunteering as a reading tutor may fill out an application.
Applications are available at the circulation desks at Thomas Library, 200
W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, and Hageman Library, 100 Francis Street,
Registration as a
volunteer tutor or student will begin at WordGirl on Friday, Aug. 15 in the
Children’s Department of Thomas Libraryat 6:30 p.m. Tutoring sessions will
begin in September.
Reading Tutors will be responsible for one-on-one reading tutoring of
children during assigned hours at the library. They will cater to the
individual needs of each student, aid students in achieving their reading
goals by helping them develop reading skills and confidence, and will help
foster a love of reading and enhanced self-esteem in each student through
patience and encouragement.
Tutors must have a
desire to help students achieve their reading goals and must possess
patience and a positive attitude. It is preferred that they have previous
reading tutoring experience or other experience working with/teaching
children. Individuals who possess or who are pursuing a degree in elementary
education or a similar field are encouraged to apply, as well as retired
teachers. Volunteers are required to pass a background check.
information, call Thomas Library at 926-7696 or Hageman Library at 926-9080.