Children's Tutor Training



About 1 in 4 third-graders in the Twin Cities is not reading at grade level, and three-fourths of students who are poor readers in third grade will remain poor readers in high school. In these penny-pinching times, more in-school and after school programs utilize volunteers as a means to provide tutoring for children rather than cutting these much-needed services. 


Our ABCs of Reading training is a three-hour, hands-on workshop that prepares adults to be reading tutors for children in grades K-3. Custom trainings for children's tutors are available on request.


  • Approximately 761 tutors attended a children's tutor training session in program year 2010.
  • More than 90 percent of training attendees reported greater confidence in their ability to tutor children.
  • Sixteen community organizations partnered with us to provide training for their volunteers

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