Student-Pupil Reading Partnership Proves Effective For Both Parties
Cerritos, CA – March 22, 2015 – Tutoring in Cerritos had never been more meaningful until the students of Skyline had volunteered to help the students at Los Cerritos Elementary School improve their reading capabilities.
Reading Partners were the ones who made this partnership possible. Reading Partners aim to place young students who are experiencing struggles with English into a tutorial or reading session with high school students or college students.
The Reading Partners is considered as an opportunity to allow mentorship and tutoring between students to help elementary students perform better in regards with English. Through this collaboration, Reading Partners have placed Skyline students into many different classrooms at Los Cerritos. This program has been existent since spring of the past year.
Note that the Skyline students are all individuals who have volunteered to conduct a one-on-one session with a student of Los Cerritos that would last for about an hour while being supervised by the professionals from Reading Partners themselves. Every session would require the volunteer to determine the student’s weak points and areas where he or she is struggling with while also being aware of the other issues from the students.
This was all made possible when Skyline College was granted with the President’s Innovation fund as written by Lavinia Zanassi and Alex Jones. Skyline College had contacted a number of schools and asking them whether they require assistance and Los Cerritos Elementary School was the only one to respond.
The program has seen improvements with the students. In fact, the volunteers themselves seem to be benefitting from the experience. The volunteers have found direction and a sense of purpose through the program. These student volunteers now know what areas they wish to focus and study and this was all because of the one-on-one sessions that allowed them to work so closely with the struggling students.
But when it comes to the enjoyment of the experience, the students of Los Cerritos Elementary School seem to be enjoying the most.
One student said that she likes working with the volunteers because she gets to read a good book and after that, her tutor would then read it to her.