New Video: Good Practice in Volunteer Tutoring Programs

Posted by on September 19, 2003

[K-12 Service-Learning listserv]

As the school year begins, program planning and training activities may benefit from a new LEARNS video: Built for Success: Good Practice in Volunteer Tutoring Programs. This 30-minute documentary tour of four national service tutoring programs highlights characteristics of program success, identified through existing research and supported by professional wisdom from practitioners. Tutors featured are from AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA, Learn and Serve America, and National Senior Service Corps.

Consider sharing this video with multiple audiences to help inform good practice. You may find it useful to: 1) train new project managers, staff, and volunteers; 2) suggest program models to advisory groups or potential partners; 3) provide collaboration ideas to school partners; and 4) inform community stakeholders about national service roles in tutoring programs.

To request a copy of Built for Success: Good Practice in Volunteer Tutoring Programs, contact: LEARNS is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory and the Bank Street College of Education. We provide training and technical assistance to Corporation for National and Community Service and Federal Work Study projects focused on literacy and education.

For additional resources and information, visit the National Service Resource Center at , the Effective Practices Information Center at, and the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse at

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