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2014 Service-Learning Symposium: School of Education and Teaching Preparation engaged in Reading/Writing Tutoring at Goodyear

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

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School of Education and Teaching Preparation engaged in Reading/Writing Tutoring at Goodyear

Author: Dr. Ronald S. Reigner

Abstract:

Coastal Georgia seniors majoring in education are providing free one-hour tutoring sessions for 3rd and 4th grade students participating in the "21st Century Afterschool Matters” program at Goodyear Elementary School in Brunswick. Tutoring sessions focus on reading and writing – sight words, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and motivation. The College tutors are enrolled in the School of Education and Teacher Preparation’s "Prescriptive Literacy Instruction" course during spring term, taken by both early childhood/special education and middle grades education teacher candidates. Dr. Michael Hazelkorn, Dean of SETP, noted, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our teacher candidates to put into practice their coursework with a pertinent age group, using their reading and assessment knowledge as well as the other skills they have been developing, and the elementary school students are receiving top-tier tutoring from enthusiastic, highly motivated future educators."