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New Tutor Checklist

You are well on your way to becoming a reading partner. All you have left to do before you start tutoring is complete the five steps below.

We look forward to seeing you at a reading center soon!

Step 1: Confirm your in-person orientation

After you sign up as a Reading Partner, your local volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule your in-person orientation, also known as a shadow session or group tutor training. Once you confirm a date and time, the volunteer coordinator will send you a confirmation with date, time, location and background check information. You will also receive a link to the brief online orientation (step two).

Step 2: Complete the online new tutor orientation

Before you attend your shadow session or group tutor training, you should complete the brief New Tutor Orientation. The new tutor orientation contains information about what to expect as a reading partner and a short video introduction to the reading center.

Step 3: Attend your in-person shadow session or group tutor training 

The shadow session is an opportunity for you to learn more about your reading center, tutoring, and the Reading Partners curriculum. You will also meet your site coordinator who will always be available during tutoring to support you and answer questions.

Step 4: Complete your background check 

All reading partners must complete a background check before tutoring. Each state and city has a different requirement for background checks so your local volunteer coordinator will send you the information as soon as they schedule your orientation. You can complete your background anytime before your first tutoring session.

Step 5: Start tutoring!

After you complete the first four steps you are ready for your first day of tutoring! You can find tips for the first day and information about Lesson Zero here. Once you get started make sure you return to this website for many more tips and resources to support you during tutoring.

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