Third-grade reading levels lay a foundation for a successful educational journey. From third grade onwards, students are reading to learn, and literary struggles only compound. Strong reading ability is pivotal to learning and future career goals.
Family Service parent engagement provides free reading tutoring for first, second, and third graders to help them feel confident, pass their exams, and set them up for future success.
Parents volunteer to be reading tutors, which helps them stay engaged in their children’s school.The parents are trained by our team members and their school’s reading specialists in literacy techniques, games, and curriculum to help students improve their reading skills. Our reading tutors, called Students for Life, help students accelerate their reading skills.
Through tutoring curriculum, they focus on:
- Reading comprehension
- Sight word reading
- Letter recognition
- Oral development
- Sound recognition
- Blended sounds
Through one-on-one reading tutoring, students gain confidence in their skills.
Family Service was honored to be named Partner of the Year of Passmore Elementary for our parent engagement resources.
Location and Time
Reading tutoring takes place during the school day and will vary depending on each child’s schedule.
- Cable Elementary School
- Passmore Elementary School
- Knowlton Elementary School
- Smith Elementary School
- Bowden Elementary School
- Washington Elementary School
- Madla Elementary School
- Vestal Elementary School
Find the answers to your questions here
Students are identified by their teachers for the program. If you would like for your child to participate, speak with your teacher about their reading skills and the best options for their needs.
Our reading tutors spend one-on-one time with the students during school. We work with the child’s teacher to identify an appropriate time within their schedule to work with them individually on their reading skills.
Our reading tutors tailor the one-on-one sessions to each child’s literacy needs. We discuss with the teacher the areas of improvement before we begin sessions, and focus the reading tutoring on improving each child’s reading abilities. Overall, the tutoring sessions can focus on reading comprehension, fluency, sight word reading, letter recognition, oral development, sound recognition, and blended sounds.