ALL HANDS ON DECK: Northwest Reading Clinic Needs Teachers Now More Than Ever Following Pandemic
COVID-19 threw curveballs at our education system, causing a ripple affect with student learning
Students of every age were torn from classrooms and put behind screens during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we’re seeing the consequences.
All over the Chippewa Valley, students are falling behind in their academics. The Northwest Reading Clinic, a tutoring center that has been around for 52 years, is now looking to hire more teachers.
“There’s a waiting list right now for students who need a tutor,” said Ruth Harris, the clinic’s director. “It makes me sad. Students used to be able to get in right away.”
Harris is looking to hire more part-time teachers to work one-on-one with students after school, in any grade level. It’s especially crucial for younger kids to get the tutoring they need so they don’t miss out on the foundational skills they need to continue to learn. With no special programs for students who are struggling, having quality tutors is more important than ever.
Harris has been teaching at the Northwest Reading Clinic since the business’s inception in 1969. She was the subject of Volume One featured story in 2019 titled “Teaching Kindness.”
To learn more about the Northwest Reading Clinic, 2600 Stein Blvd., or to inquire about a job, you can go to northwestreadingclinicltd.com.