Tutormate | Teach a Student to Read Without Leaving Your Office

This year I started volunteering with TutorMate. I completed a one hour online training and a simple background check. TutorMate matched me with a first grade student in nearby Santa Ana. They choose middle-skilled readers for you to work with. 

I call in once a week and work with the same student all year. We play games and read together on the computer for 30 minutes a week. I travel often so this type of volunteer work is perfect for my lifestyle. TutorMate even arranged for an Open House where all the tutors met at the school and read our reading buddies. This was optional but so fun to connect with the students. 

Tutormate has been a very positive experience. Many employers even allow you to volunteer from the workplace. So whether you work, are retired or a college student, you can make a difference for a child with just 30 minutes a week.
"TutorMate is the nation’s preeminent online volunteer tutoring program, helping tens of thousands of first grade students in low income communities learn to read. Nearly 200 of the country’s most prominent corporations and organizations partner with Innovations for Learning to recruit an army of volunteers to help young students in their disadvantaged communities."