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"Of all holy works, the education of children is most holy." -St. Theophan, the Recluse
As one of the highest poverty and refugee-rich schools in DISD, many students enter McShan ES having no prior English language training. McShan Reading Homeroom offers tutoring during the school year Monday through Friday and select Saturday Schools for First and Second Graders and all First through Fifth Grade Newcomers in the U.S. less than one year.
Devote one or more 45-minutes virtual tutoring sessions each week throughout the school year. Students can be virtually tutored at home seven days each week, or at school Monday through Friday.
Join one of the largest volunteer reading programs serving DISD which costs your school district NO ADDITIONAL TAX DOLLARS!
Through the Hasbrouck QuickPhonics Screener administered three times during the school year, tutors develop and track individual lesson plans for learners.
We simultaneously introduce letters, sounds , word formation and heart words for a balanced literacy approach focusing on rime and progressive learning techniques.
Listening, speaking, reading and writing are demonstrated each session, with students being introduced to reading their first session.
While mastering the basics of the English language, a student begins by reading decodables, then advancing through to chapter books, complete with writing Book Summaries.
“This reading program has a seven-year history and is well-organized, well-attended and, most important, well-intentioned.”
Therese Tetzel – Tutor
Former McShan Principal Dr. Dayanna Carson-Kelly
I love children, and have babysat a range of ages for the past four years. I participated in Summer Academy last year and it changed my life. I found that I love teaching and am excited to have the chance to do it again.
Kalen Doyle – Youth Leader 2014