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ERIC Number: EJ925133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Tutoring Opened My Eyes: Tutor Experiences in the America Reads Challenge
Lane, Holly B.; Hudson, Roxanne F.; McCray, Erica D.; Tragash, Jennifer R.; Zeig, Jacqueline L.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v19 n2 p199-218 2011
The America Reads Challenge offers colleges and universities an opportunity to make a contribution to the community while enhancing the education of their students, employing tutoring as a service learning experience. At the same time, their efforts will help the institution develop and sustain community partnerships. This paper reports an analysis of America Reads tutors' reactions to their experiences working with struggling readers. Tutors' comments were collected from reaction papers written during a course associated with the program and from other sources. Tutors reported numerous benefits, including new knowledge about children and schools, new appreciation for teachers, new awareness of teaching as a potential profession, and preparation for important aspects of parenthood. Some tutors elected to change their major as a result of their experience, and others reported a greater commitment to community service and mentoring. The potential for America Reads is yet untapped. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A