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AARP Foundation Experience Corps is looking for adults 50 years and older interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read.

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps: Stories From Educators

Makes a Huge Difference in Kids' Academic Performance
Ms. Gelormino, first grade teacher at Civicorps Elementary

My Experience Corps member is incredible. She knows exactly what to do with the kids I send her. Sometimes she'll notice something and be able to articulate it even better than I could because she's spent time working one-on-one with a child. Having her as my own personal volunteer is making a huge difference in the academic performance of my kids. Almost every student in my class has benefited and has improved at an accelerated rate because of her.

Reading Scores Rise
Mary Maul, principal, Scranton School

Over the past six years we have seen our reading scores rise from a dismal 13 percent pass rate to a 51 percent pass rate. We are slowly climbing that mountain, and without the help of Greater Cleveland Volunteers/Experience Corps tutors, our students would not be as close to the top as they are today.

Our tutors are priceless, and the Greater Cleveland Community will feel the results of their work for years to come — seniors feeling valued, students feeling loved and important in the life of an older person.

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