Rochester needs more reading tutors

Nearly 3 out of 4 3rd graders who read poorly will continue to do struggle into high school, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 6:37 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - There's at least one Minnesota Reading Corps tutor in every Rochester Public Schools elementary school. Minnesota Reading Corps is a part of the Americorps.

There's a demand for more tutors in Rochester and the surrounding area.

Dennis Schreiber is a Minnesota Reading Corps volunteer at Pinewood Elementary School. He says the experience is rewarding to be "able to see them use these skills that will help them not just build their reading skills but help build their self-confidence, help build their self-esteem."

Every Reading Corps tutor in RPS works with between 30 and 40 students throughout the school year.

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, less than 40% of fourth graders read at or above a proficient level.

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