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Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
Oakville
This 8-week literacy intervention program is designed to motivate and help vulnerable readers between the ages of 6-12 gain confidence and academic success in reading. 
 
As an Online Volunteer Literacy Tutor, you will be paired with a child, and expected to work twice per week in the evening, for 8 weeks. Program time is 1 hour per night. 
 
As a tutor, you will be responsible for developing and implementing hands-on, active activities to explicitly teach the program component phonics, sight words, and fluency, based on the needs of the child, which will be determined through informal assessments that you will conduct on the first night. At the same time, you will help the child set achievable goals, and help them create an engaging, individualized poster board that graphs their achievements in the reading component areas.  
*Training and ongoing support will be provided* 
 
Summary of expectations: 
 
Ability to commit to full program schedule (both nights that program runs for each site) 
Ability to prepare teaching activities/games outside of program time 
Responsible for being online on Microsoft Teams during program times 
Must be punctual and reliable 
Must have valid vulnerable sector clearance (18 years of age or older)
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
This is a virtual, volunteer from home opportunity! 
-Use the results of an informal literacy assessment (done by an LDAHH staff member before the program begins) to determine the child's area of need 
-Plan and implement engaging, interactive literacy activities and games that teach phonics, sight words, fluency that are matched to the needs of the child as determined by the pre-assessment. This is done outside of regularly scheduled program hours. 
-Work with child to set realistic, attainable goals for each instructional component area (phonics, sight words, fluency) to instill self-regulation. 
-Contribute towards the development of a personal channel within the microsoft Teams platform for communication with the child and parent(s) throughout the program, based on the child’s interests and progress throughout the program 
-Emphasize the child’s successes and help them to graph their achievements in phonics, sight words, fluency after every online session 
-Provide a positive virtual environment, providing regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self-motivation and confidence towards reading and learning. 
-Complete reports after each tutoring session to track the children’s progress, goals, and needs that can be shared with parents 
-Communicate with the children’s parents on their progress and suggest strategies that can be implemented at home to reinforce the targeted skills and program goals. 
-Meet with a facilitator to discuss assessments, progress and next steps as required. This may occur outside of program hours if appropriate (e.g., 15-30 mins before or after a regularly scheduled session.) 
-Assist the program facilitator if needed