Reading Rocks Volunteer Literacy Tutor - Milton

(Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton)

Position ID: V-HVC1000 Last Full Update: 10 Dec 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe position of Volunteer Literacy Tutor supports the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton's (LDAHH) "Reading Rocks" program. This 8-week literacy intervention program is designed to motivate and help children between the ages of 6-12 who struggle with early literacy skills due to an identified or suspected reading disability. Along with building children's skills in phonics, sight words, and fluency, children will also build self-regulation skills by practicing goal setting and graphing their progress in each reading area every night.
ContactKatie Jacobs, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton; Phone: 905 333-1977; Email:
Duties-Work one-on-one with a child, developing and implementing fun, hands-on activities and games that explicitly teach and reinforce skills in phonics, sight words, and fluency based on the needs of the child  
-Develop a unique and creative poster board based on the interests of the child where the child’s successes are emphasized by graphing their success in the three central program areas (phonics, sight words, fluency) after every night of the program  
-Conduct informal literacy assessment on the first day of program (pre-assessment) as well as on the last day of program (post-assessment) to determine where children need the most support, and to measure their gains in the program 
-Provide a positive and safe learning environment  
-Provide regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self‐motivation and self‐confidence in their academic development  
-Fill out session reports after the tutoring sessions to track the children’s progress  
-Communicate with the child's parents on their progress and goals  
-Attend required training sessions as necessary  
-Where applicable, transport poster boards to and from the program  
-Responsible for own transportation to and from program location  
-Assist the program facilitator if needed
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BenefitsWill develop skills related to:  
• Teaching  
• Individualized literacy program development  
• Working with children  
• Creativity  
• Interpersonal communication  
• Gaining an understanding of the special needs of a vulnerable reader  
• Increased knowledge of Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD  
• Gaining valuable work related experience while making a difference in a child’s life  
Detailed Reference Letters and Confirmation of Hours Provided! A great resume booster for anyone looking to work in the education or child/youth related field
ClientsChildren between age 6 - 12 years of age who struggle with reading, likely due to a reading disability (dyslexia)
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Reading / Literacy ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Student Placement ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; 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
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening (6:15-7:45 p.m.) 
Wednesday: Evening (6:15-7:45 p.m.) 
must be able to commit to both nights for full 8 weeks
SeasonsWinter - 32 hours in total
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible automatic main entrance
Number of PositionsMilton: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on-going - on-going support from Site Facilitator
TransportationCar required
Application Deadline20 Dec 2019
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirementsmust submit full program application found here:
Start DateOn or before 13 Jan 2020
End Date09 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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