Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Merrick Foundation
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • The Oklahoman/Anschutz Foundation
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation

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 Testimonials

"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher

 

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Tutor Training

Why volunteer using Payne Education Center's Tutor Training kit?

Because it takes an entire community to build strong readers! 

Payne Education Center has often been approached by corporate, business, and nonprofits literacy organizations about the need for user-friendly reading kits for community volunteers who desire to work with struggling readers. Payne’s incentive to help with this community need is a perfect match with the fulfillment of its mission. The Volunteer Program Kit is based on a multisensory design to encompass basic reading needs and exposure to age-appropriate reading stories and articles, an avenue to vocabulary acquisition. The Volunteer Program is in compliance with Payne’s seminal knowledge and experience about the science of reading and Structured Multisensory Language Alphabetic Phonics instruction and learning.

What is Volunteer Tutor Training?

Volunteer tutor training is a one-time, 4-hour requirement. Typically held on a Saturday each month, and taught by one of our Qualified Instructors, Tutor Training is a beneficial tool for community members who are interested in supplemental reading practice for a struggling reader. The Volunteer Program is in compliance with Payne’s seminal knowledge and experience about the science of reading and Structured Multisensory Language instruction and learning.

Payne offers two types of volunteer training ­– one focusing on tutoring elementary level children, and another structured for tutoring middle and high school, as well as adult learners. You don't need to take both courses to tutor all age ranges. Take the course that aligns closest to the age ranges you plan to tutor. If you take either of the courses, you will receive materials from both courses.

Who is this training intended for?
  • Volunteers in schools
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Parents
  • Others interested in improving literacy rates in children.
How much does training cost?
  • Tutor Training costs $150 per person. This includes all materials needed to start working with students (kits can be used with more than one student).
  • Scholarships may be available for those in need, reducing costs to $50 per trainee. 
What materials are included in my Volunteer Tutor Kit?
  • 1 volunteer binder with table of contents and 36 tutor lessons
  • 1 student binder with reading practice lessons that correspond with the tutor lessons
  • Volunteer reading deck
  • Volunteer sight word deck
  • Volunteer prefix-suffix Deck
  • Alphabet letters
  • Arc alphabet mat
  • Colored discs for alphabetizing
  • 1 mirror
  • Readiness tests
  • Student log reports

The binders are copyrighted by Payne, but the Student material can be duplicated for use with the student so that the student ‘master copy’ is not consumed.

Underwriting funding for this project is being solicited from community funders. Ronald McDonald House Charities – OKC and Global, American Fidelity Assurance Company, United Way of Central OK, and the OKC Metro Literacy Coalition are Tutor partners and contributors. The Oklahoma Industrialization Center has benefited from Payne support.

PLEASE NOTE THAT STANDARD POLICY BY PAYNE EDUCATION CENTER IS THAT PAYNE READING MATERIALS ARE NOT TO BE USED WITH STUDENTS BY INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE 4-HOUR TUTOR TRAINING.