Q. What opportunities are available?
We offer 2 basic types of opportunities.
Q. What benefits are there in becoming a tutor in the America Reads or America Counts programs?
Q. With what grade levels will I be working?
Our tutors are placed in grade levels pre-K through 6th grade. We will not place a tutor in a grade level he or she is not comfortable tutoring. Please let us know your preferences and we will do our best to find a good match.
Q. How many children will I be working with?
This is up to the discretion of the classroom teacher. Some will prefer you to work one-on-one and some will prefer that you work in small groups. You will not have to teach an entire class.
Q. Will I be tutoring subjects other than reading or math?
No. If you are an America Reads tutor, you should only be tutoring in reading and literacy. If you an America Counts tutor, you should only be tutoring children in math. Volunteers at Kidstart will be playing with children rather than offering direct tutoring.
Q. Is there work involved outside of the classroom?
There is no outside involvement for Kidstart volunteers. Those in the elementary classrooms are asked to attend meetings to discuss the program. We also strongly encourage spending some time outside of the classroom in preparation for your tutoring sessions.
Q. What school districts are involved?
We have placements at the following schools: Geneseo elementary, Livonia Primary, Livonia Intermediate, Mount Morris, Avon Central, Dansville Primary, Dansville Intermediate, Dansville Middle School, and Kidstart (pre-K in Groveland or Dansville). We will work to help find you an appropriate placement that fits your schedule. We cannot guarantee a placement to anyone.
Q. How do I get to my placement?
You are responsible for your own transportation. You must have consistent access to reliable transportation to participate off site. If you know someone who is participating, we can try to schedule you at the same times and location for carpooling puposes.
Q. How do I get involved?
Contact Volunteer Center at 245-5893, firstname.lastname@example.org