Word Up Volunteers go back to school

10 March 2010

The Compass Word Up volunteers program officially started this week with a Compass staff and University of Sydney student volunteer heading to Bexley public school to provide reading tutoring to students with reading difficulties.

Our volunteers spent an hour in the school implementing the MULTILIT program with students to improve their reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension. After some initial nerves about heading back at school, our volunteers are looking forward to their weekly school visits.

Compass Volunteer Coordinator Miriam Pellicano said that the "MULTILIT is a direct instruction program that is both easy to deliver and focuses on a number of reading support areas. As students move through the levels our volunteers can get a sense of the contribution they are making to each student."