Launched in fall 2018 in collaboration with the June Shelton School,
Wesley-Rankin Scholars provides tutoring for students with learning differences.
Scholars provides reading support to students with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD. Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups to strengthen skills like reading, spelling, and handwriting. There is no prior teaching or tutoring experience required! WRCC provides all of the necessary training, curriculum, and offers on-site support!
We use the nationally recognized Sequential English Education (SEE) curriculum to teach students reading, spelling, and handwriting using tools that align with how they best learn. Each student receives tutoring in a 1:1 to 1:3 teacher-student ratio.
Our instruction method is systematic and cumulative, provided by trained tutors, and aims to improve a student's understanding of the English language.
Wesley-Rankin Scholars Program has Expanded!
We are partnering with a local school, St. Mary of Carmel, to provide weekday support to students in addition to Saturday Sessions.
The current program takes place Saturdays from 9AM-12PM at Wesley-Rankin’s main campus and Monday-Thursday from 2:30-4 PM at St. Mary of Carmel.
Breakfast is served to students at 8:45AM during our Saturday sessions and a snack is served during our weekday sessions.
The Scholars program operates in fall, spring, and summer.
Next Volunteer Training Session is Saturday, January 6th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Wesley-Rankin Scholars program serves students with specific language disabilities, dyslexia and related disorders. It also serves students who have had difficulty learning in the traditional classroom. Students do not need to have a formal diagnosis to participate in tutoring.
The current cost of the program is $35 per season. If all sessions in a season are attended by your child, the next season’s fee will be waived.
To enroll, please visit Wesley-Rankin Community Center or call us at 214-742-6674 for an intake conversation and to complete paperwork. Bring any school documents such as feedback from teachers, report cards, IEP/504 documentation, or proof of an evaluation for learning difference.
Wesley-Rankin Scholars offers both paid and volunteer tutor positions. We ask that tutors commit to attending 1 session during the week or 2 Saturday session a month in order to build relationships and provide consistency for our students.
During sessions, tutors lead two hours of instruction using a multi-sensory structured language (MSL) approach to reading and one hour of auditory discrimination and memory training.
In addition to the Wesley-Rankin volunteer onboarding process, all potential tutors must participate in a one-day training. Trainings are typically offered once per season on a Saturday.
For information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Becky Stegmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 16 years or older
- Must attend a 1-day in person training
- All tutors must complete Ministry Safe training
- Tutors 18+ must complete background check
- Saturday Scholars: two Saturday sessions per month
- Weekday Scholars: one day per week