Reading Rocks Volunteer Literacy Tutor - Oakville

(Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton)

Position ID: V-HVC0106 Last Full Update: 20 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactKatie Jacobs, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton; Phone: 905-333-1977; Email:
DutiesOur Reading Rocks program is an 8 week literacy intervention program that is designed to motivate and increase the reading skills of children between the ages of 6 and 12 years who struggle with early literacy skills due to an identified or suspected reading disability (dyslexia). 
As a volunteer literacy tutor, you will be working one-one-one with a child for the duration of the program, developing hands-on, active activities and games that explicitly teach phonics (or phonemic awareness), increase sight word vocabulary, and improve reading fluency based on their level of need, while also helping the child set realistic goals and graph their success in each reading area on an engaging poster board based on their interests. 
Along with directly teaching the child, you will be required to conduct an informal assessment. The first night of the program involves a pre-assessment to determine where the child's needs are and where to base the activity plan. The same assessment will be done on the last day of the program (post-assessment) to measure the child's gains in the program. 
As a Volunteer Literacy Tutor, you are required to volunteer twice per week in the evenings (every Monday and Wednesday from 6:15 - 7:45 pm for the full 8 weeks, as the structure of the program is consecutive. 
You must be a minimum of 17 years old, and have a vulnerable sector clearance (18 years or older).
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Benefitswill develop practical skills related to teaching/tutoring, lesson planning, interpersonal communication, and will be making a meaningful difference in a child's life
ClientsChildren between ages 6-12 who struggle with early literacy due to an identified or suspected reading disability (dyslexia)
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Reading / Literacy ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthShort Term - 8 weeks
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening (6:15 - 7:45) 
Wednesday: Evening (6:15 - 7:45)
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsOakville 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
Police CheckRequired
End Date05 Mar 2020
Agency Details
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Organization NameLearning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
Office Phone905-333-1977
Address & Map
Rotary Youth Centre (program location)
560 Guelph Line, Top Flr
Burlington, ON L7R 3M4
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