“What’s great is Children Rising provides a really clear framework and set of tools to help you succeed.”
– Laura Engelken
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This year, for the safety of our tutors, our two-hour tutoring clinics will not be held at school sites during school hours. Instead, tutors will be working remotely but in teams to provide their students remote tutoring via an online tutoring platform. We will be holding clinics Monday thru Friday, during school hours. Both morning and afternoon clinic times are available.
Here is what we envision for delivery of online tutoring:
Tutors and students will gather in an online meeting space, such as Zoom or Google Meet. A Children Rising clinic coordinator will be present to host the meeting, establish tutor-child breakout rooms and support and coach each tutor as necessary during the session. We will follow our proven instruction methodology developed over the years for volunteers to realize success in reading and math tutoring. And, we have invested in additional online tools including leveled reading books, common core math programs, and other teaching tools to make the online delivery fun, interactive, and effective.
We prefer all volunteer applicants reside in the greater San Francisco Bay Area or have a familiarity with our East Bay community. Our 2020-2021 plans for program delivery make it possible to provide math and reading tutoring online, from home. We intend to resume our in-person tutoring when we can safely return to the school sites, and foresee distance learning continuing as an on-going enhancement to in-person tutoring.
We have numerous ways to get involved, both sporadically and routinely. For example, you can help prepare reading clinic supplies during the summer, or act as a chaperone on occasional field trips.
Children Rising offers training sessions and materials to help you develop tutoring skills. If you know how to read, or have helped your own children when they were in first grade, you will find that it comes rather naturally.
We find the children are eager to learn, affectionate, and appreciative. Some children are more challenging than others, and we match tutor skills/preferences with individual children.
We need more math and reading tutors.
Children Rising representatives have a relationship with the schools they serve. We ask them what they need and how we can help. We do not, in any way, tell them what we think they need.
Yes. All on-campus volunteers are required to pass the Live Scan fingerprint certification. Our Children Rising staff will help you get the proper documents and appointments needed.
OUSD now accepts a TB Risk Assessment in lieu of a TB skin test. The TB Risk Assessment can be completed by a medical provider and will be valid for life. Download and print the TB Risk Assessment and take to your licensed health care provider. Once completed, submit a copy to our office.
Children Rising’s preferred Live Scan fingerprinting provider is Red Tomatoes. We are working on adding more location options. Children Rising has an account at this location and will be billed for all charges. If you get your Live Scan fingerprint at another location, you will need to submit your Live Scan receipt as proof that you completed the fingerprinting procedure and you will be reimbursed. Please bring the following to receive fingerprinting services: -Live Scan Service Request Form (call our office to request the form at 510-836-5100) -Valid federal, state or local government picture ID (Driver’s license, passport, etc.).
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