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The mission of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program is to teach low-income children and adults with dyslexia or a language-based learning disability to read. This is accomplished through
a professional screening
assessment and
tutoring by volunteers
whom we have
trained in The
method of reading,
writing, and spelling.

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Dyslexia Tutoring Program Mission

Training Schedule for Tutors

Dear Prospective Tutor:
Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor with the Dyslexia Tutoring Program! Our program provides FREE screening and remedial tutoring for low-income adults and children throughout Maryland with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities.

Our tutor training course is offered FREE of charge to those who commit to 60 hours of tutoring. The tutor and the student decide upon the actual tutoring schedule. It is best when tutors meet with their students at least once a week for 1 to 1 ½ hour sessions. Tutoring can take place at our office or at other public facilities. We are pleased to offer the following class (es)*:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm

October 27
November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29

Jewish Community Center
5700 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Orton-Gillingham Tutor Training
Leslie Denrich

*Class dates and instructors are subject to change.
** Extra class if needed.

Training courses typically consist of 9 consecutive 2 ½ hour classes. The Dyslexia Tutoring Program will supply the tutoring and training materials for all tutors. Your instructor will inform you of any additional materials needed. We do ask that you please bring a pen and paper for note taking for the duration of class.

After receiving your completed application, all volunteers must come to our office for a brief interview with the Education Coordinator prior to the first scheduled day of training. Potential tutors will also need to provide a list of references and will be subject to a criminal background check.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 410-889-5487. We would like to thank you for your interest and for deciding to give our students your time and the gift of literacy!

Warm Regards,
Malika K. Pitts, Education Coordinator

Check back periodically for an updated course list. New classes will be added.