Reading Partners - Tutors

Can you share just one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. We provide an easy to use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. You bring your commitment and we’ll help you with everything else. Eighty-seven percent of fourth graders from low-income families in our nation’s capital do not read proficiently. Devoting just one hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. Last year, 95 percent of Reading Partners’ DC students improved their rate of learning in reading, and 86% narrowed their achievement gap.

We work in 18 schools across DC. You can see a map of our school sites here: Volunteer hours are available from around 8:30 to 5:30, depending on the school site. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and pass a background check. Contact: Rachel Woods,