As part of the Northeast Georgia History Center's mission to serve the community as an educational resource, the History Center developed a free one-on-one tutoring program for students in the Hall County area who struggle with reading. A small pilot program began in January of 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned to virtual group lessons led by Program Managers Libba Beaucham and Diana Mancilla.
We are currently inviting more students to join our virtual group lessons hosted each week via Zoom. Students must be in 2nd - 5th grade and demonstrate a need for tutoring by a report card, progress report, or other documentation.
All students in our virtual groups will be invited to our on-site tutoring once it is safe to do so. We hope that by the Fall of 2021 we will offer on-site tutoring again. Virtual tutoring will end once on-site tutoring is back.
Students meet for one hour each week. About 20-30 minutes is dedicated to Lexia and the remaining time is for our "create your own adventure" game in which students collaborate to create characters and a story together.
We currently meet Tuesdays at 6 PM. When you complete your interest form below, you will have the option to select a day and time that works best for your student. We will try to accommodate your selection.
One-on-one tutoring consists of a one hour session in four parts: Reading, Lexia, Workbook, and Play. All elements of the program are tailored to meet the specific needs of each student. Tutoring will take place once per week. Students are tutored by volunteer tutors who have undergone a background check and interview process, and have received tutor training.
Enrollment into Gainesville Reads must meet the following requirements:
Questions? Please email Program Manager Libba Beaucham at firstname.lastname@example.org.