Date of Award
College of Education
Type of Degree
The objective of this qualitative research was to study through a phenomenological approach Reading Matters, a community volunteer reading program to determine if students are demonstrating improvement, to uncover the characteristics of the program and the tutoring techniques used by volunteers, and to create a potential model by which administrators can design volunteer tutoring programs for other schools. One coordinator, one principal, eight classroom teachers, three volunteers, and five students participated in the study. Conclusions drawn indicate that the volunteer tutoring program was successful for the students not only for academic results but also for the mentoring relationship that the tutoring sessions created.
Volunteer workers in education.
Tutors and tutoring - Case studies.
Individualized reading instruction.
Haynes, Leslie Clayberger, "Reading Matters : A Case Study of a Community Volunteer Tutoring Program" (2004). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 160.