South Baldwin Literacy Council offers free summer youth tutoring in reading and math. This tutoring is provided between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the South Baldwin Literacy Council office at the above address. Each tutoring session lasts one hour.
This non-profit organization is able to provide free tutoring because of grants and donations. We are one of the few literacy councils in the country that offers youth services in addition to adult services. This is a great asset to parents, considering that private tutoring can cost $50 to $100 an hour.
Youth tutoring is done and/or supervised by Director Cathy Rogers, a certified elementary and special education teacher with 40 years of experience in education. All SBLC tutors have clear national criminal background checks through Employment Screening Services. Ms. Rogers works with six Baldwin County elementaries and is familiar with the curriculum and methods used in the schools.
Children will be pretested, a written plan put in place, and post-tested. Reading is taught using leveled fiction and nonfiction text. Children are taught sight words, decoding skills, fluency, and several comprehension strategies. Readinga-z.com and leveled books are the major reading resource used. Math skills are taught using IXL.com as a resource. All child and parent information is kept confidential. A written report is provided to the parent at the end of the tutoring.
We welcome teacher referrals and input. Tutoring can be done once or twice a week for eight weeks from June 5 through Aug. 3 with July Fourth week off. Please register soon to schedule a spot.