Tutors develop one-on-one relationships, which make this volunteer experience such a rewarding and worthwhile effort. STAIR has an excellent, user-friendly curriculum that makes it easy for volunteers to follow with no outside prep time. Here's an example of a lesson plan. Volunteers must be a Freshmen in High School or older to volunteer. Students under 19 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form.
- Attend one 2-hour training class.
- Observe with another tutor one afternoon before being paired with a student.
- Tutor a student one afternoon a week, committing to a 2 hour timeframe (we follow the Birmingham City School calendar).
- Pass a background check.
If once a week is too much for you right now, and you are available on short notice, sign up to be a substitute tutor.