A DAY IN THE LIFE

Full-time professional tutors, making a real difference.

Our tutors make an impact on children each and every day and work to close the opportunity gap using structured, research-based interventions. Tutors become critically important members of each school community.

Day in the Life of a Pre-K Tutor

Our Pre-K tutors are embedded full-time in a single classroom for the entire school year. Tutors work closely with the classroom lead teacher and teacher’s assistant. They lead explicit whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one literacy interventions. Throughout the day, Pre-K tutors also embed essential skills into classroom rituals. These include literacy-rich transition activities such as singing rhyming songs and affirming, vocabulary-rich verbal communication.

Pre-K Tutor: Sample Daily Schedule

8:00AM-8:45AM

Tutor preps intervention materials and tutoring logs.

8:45AM-9:15AM

Students arrive. Tutor greets all students with positive affirmations and conducts a sign-in intervention with each student.

9:15AM-11:15AM

Tutor conducts Tier 2 small group interventions.

11:15AM-11:45AM

Lunch. Tutor models strong oral language, vocabulary, and social-emotional skills during mealtime conversations.

11:45AM-3:00PM

Tutor leads whole group read aloud and provides one-on-one intervention to targeted students.

3:00PM-3:30PM

Tutor distributes family engagement kits during dismissal routine.

3:30PM-4:00PM

Tutor provides interventions for the next week with Lead Teacher.

4:00PM-5:00PM

After school, tutor volunteers at neighborhood food bank.

Day in the Life of a K-3 Tutor

Our K-3 tutors serve full-time at one school for the entire year, working with students from different classrooms. Our tutors use 10 structured, scripted early literacy interventions that compliment what’s already being taught in the classroom. Tutors work with their caseloads of 15-18 students every day, providing the opportunity to build deep, meaningful relationships.

K-3 Tutor: Sample Daily Schedule

8:00AM-8:45AM

Tutor preps intervention materials and tutoring logs.

8:45AM-12:00PM

Tutor conducts one-on-one sessions for students (20 minutes each; brief transitions in between).

12:00PM-12:30PM

Lunch break.

12:30PM-1:30PM

Tutor attends monthly data review meeting with Internal Coach and Coaching Specialist.

1:30PM-3:30PM

Tutor conducts one-on-one sessions for students (20 minutes each; brief transitions in between).

3:30PM-3:45PM

Following the last tutoring session, tutor enters data and checks email.

3:45PM-5PM

After the school day ends, tutor may volunteers with school’s aftercare program, an after-school club, etc.

Elementary school students smiling and hugging

The Tutor Experience

The Literacy Lab’s full-time tutors become important members of each school community. Read our blog to learn about our tutors’ experiences in schools and watch the video to the right to learn about the impact our tutors have on their students.