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Library tutoring program to resume this fall

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Westchester Public 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.

Individuals 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, Porter.

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.

Volunteering 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.

For more information, call Thomas Library at 926-7696 or Hageman Library at 926-9080.



Posted 8/12/2014