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Barton Reading Tutors Greatly Needed
This volunteer opportunity involves working one-on-one with students who have been identified as having dyslexic characteristics. Each student requires a minimum of two hours weekly of direct instruction, but more than two hours is better and students will progress faster. At this point, their progress is only limited by our lack of volunteers. We love all volunteers, but especially those who are able to commit to coming twice weekly or once a week for at least two hours, as then volunteers are really able to develop a wonderful relationship with particular students and the progress made is gratifying, and sometimes life changing for both student and tutor.
We use the Barton Reading and Spelling System which was specifically developed to teach dyslexic students of any age. It is Orton-Gillingham based, and it is extremely effective. The lessons are scripted, so there is no lesson preparation necessary, however volunteers must watch training videos before they first begin to teach. The videos are available online so that you may watch at your convenience. Although there are ten levels in the complete Barton system, it is only necessary to learn the first few levels before you begin to tutor. You’ll need to learn how to teach new levels as your students progress. Levels 1 and 2 each contain five lessons and the training videos will take two to three hours for each of those levels. Levels 3 and up are longer and will take about four hours each to watch. The videos are necessary so that volunteers understand everything required to successfully teach. There is a lot in the videos that is not contained in the lesson scripts.
If this sounds interesting to you, it is important to take the short tutor screening to be sure you can hear all sounds correctly yourself before you go on:
If interested please fill out the volunteer sheet under the donate & volunteer tab.
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Samuel Plato Book
This unique cookbook is a loving tribute to Samuel Plato, one of America's first black architects, designer and builder of West End School and other notable buildings in Louisville. The book was compiled by the Westover Cookbook Committee of Louisville's West End under the leadership of Leborah Goodwin and Jannene Winstead.
Price: $20 All Proceeds go to the West End School
To purchase a cookbook contact
Leborah Goodwin (502) 775-6311
Jannene Winstead (502) 412-0099
WES Family Portal
Text to Donate
Simply text WES to 80888 and automatically donate $10 to West End School.