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Coaching Models

We recruit and train volunteer coaches to coach at-need students using our literacy materials one hour per week for the duration of the school year. Coaches work either with a single student or with a small group of similarly assessed students.

one-on-one coaching

On-site sessions take place in one large room or multiple classrooms, with teaching staff, adult volunteers or middle school peer coaches working with younger student learners.

Off-site sessions see students paired with adult volunteers or high school peer coaches. Every coach-student pair works together each week for the whole school year.

Small group instruction

Sessions take place in the classroom, where teachers, Supportive Services Assistants, or Noon Time Aides deliver the program to groups of three or four students, typically during the scheduled literacy block.

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What We Provide:


Management of all logistical details including transportation, session schedules, coach-student pairings, seating charts, and inventory upkeep.


Comprehensive training of volunteer coaches to ensure confident program delivery, optimal instruction, and maximum student understanding.


Careful guidance during sessions to deliver coaching tools and share effective strategies for navigating student struggles.


Regular observation of small group coaching sessions accompanied by weekly feedback meetings to offer feedback and present impactful action plans.


Rigorous checks after every lesson to confirm student mastery over each of the program's critical literacy components.


Meticulous tracking of student progress during each session and over the course of the school year.