- Meet or speak with the tutor(s) prior to the first tutoring session to develop a “semester-plan”*
- Set up a regular meeting schedule to discuss feedback and suggestions (meeting may be substituted with an alternate form of correspondence if necessary, i.e. email, telephone, paperwork)
- Introduce the tutor(s) to the student if meeting location and time permits
- Offer suggestions for student-specific lesson planning, materials, behavior management, etc.
- Outline short and long-term goals for the semester
- Answer tutor questions
- Provide or suggest an appropriate and safe work environment for tutoring sessions (tutoring settings must be supervised by school personnel).
- Utilize tutors in ways that promote the goals of the America Reads or America Counts program
For liability reasons:
- Discipline problems are not the responsibility of the tutor, although tutors should be taught how to handle any problems that may occur.
- America Reads and Counts tutors are not to be left in charge of or alone with the children at any time.
- America Reads tutors should not assist children to or in the bathroom.