Gainesville Reads

Gainesville Reads Is Now Virtual!

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Introduction

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.

Virtual Lessons

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.

On-Site Tutoring (Fall 2021)

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.

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Requirements for Gainesville Reads

Enrollment into Gainesville Reads must meet the following requirements:

  • The student must have a need for tutoring. This is demonstrated by providing the student's most recent report card with a grade lower than B in Reading/Language Arts/English. Other documentation may be provided and assessed by the Program Managers.
  • The student must have reliable internet access to attend virtual tutoring.
  • The student must have reliable transportation to and from the History Center to attend on-site tutoring. The History Center is located at 322 Academy Street NE Gainesville, GA 30501.
  • The student must regularly attend tutoring. Students will be allowed 3 Excused Absences and 2 Unexcused Absences. Students may be removed from the program if they go beyond the allowed absences.

Questions? Please email Program Manager Libba Beaucham at libba.beaucham@brenau.edu.

Gainesville Reads Virtual Lessons Form

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University - 322 Academy St NE Gainesville, GA 30501 - 770.297.5900 - historycenter@brenau.edu