Jan 21, 2018
After tutoring his own son, one Ohio parent hopes to grow his ‘Right to Read’ tutoring program nationwide, and involve more community partners in improving students’ lives.
Communities (like these ones) are their own best resources when it comes to ensuring students from any background have access to high-quality tutoring to perform better at school. Where no tutoring programs exist, it’s often up to intrepid community members (see these Florida educators-turned-baking-tutor-wonders) to take charge.
Cincinnati area father Don Jordan launched his own “Right to Read” tutoring initiative at his son’s elementary school in 2014, bringing his fellow police officers to tutor third-grade students in reading once a week. The program also draws college tutors from neighboring universities, and receives additional support and tutors from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cewnter and Ronald McDonald House.
Tutors provide more than just critical early childhood education, says Jordan, who wants the reading program to help keep students on a solid academic track and out of jail. He hopes to expand the Cincinnati-based initiative to other area schools and beyond.
Police Officer starts Right to Read tutoring program in Avondale school https://www.wcpo.com/news/education/police-officer-starts-right-to-read-tutoring-program-in-avondale-school