Be a STAR at Peabody!

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Have you always dreamed of being a star? Peabody’s STAR tutoring program will give you just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

Super Tutors Achieving Results (STARs) work with Peabody’s younger students (mostly 2nd & 3rd graders) who are struggling readers to put them on a path to success. We’re looking for Peabody parents and other community members who are willing to commit at least an hour every other week through the end of April. This level of commitment will allow you to form a bond with the students you’re paired with and really make progress with them. (Not ready for this much commitment? Be an AR Coach!)

Tutoring times are available throughout the school day and until 5:00 p.m. for students in the aftercare program. Volunteers do not need any special teaching experience — you’ll mostly just be providing extra one-on-one reading practice with your student — but a brief training session will be provided to acclimate you to the tutoring experience.

STAR Tutoring in the News: Click here to read more about the program in the LampLighter, Cooper-Young’s community newspaper.

TO SIGN UP:

Returning STAR Tutors: Please register here.

New STAR Tutors: If you were NOT a STAR tutor during 2012-13, please follow these instructions to be approved as a Level III volunteer through Shelby County Schools and sign up as a STAR tutor:

1. Come to the Peabody office to obtain a Fingerprint ID Form during the school day (8 am – 3 pm). Fill it out and have Principal Melanie Nelson or Optional Coordinator Deirdre Jones sign it.

2. Call the SCS board (416-7600) for a fingerprinting appointment, and take your driver’s license (or other government-issued photo ID) and social security number to your appointment with you.

3. After being fingerprinted, please fill out the STAR Tutoring online registration form. You will be contacted when your name has cleared the approval process and your students have been assigned.

Thank you!

Have other questions? Email Ginger Spickler, volunteer STAR coordinator.

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