Teachers from all over the Monadnock Region come to Windy Row for our specialized tutor training, which provides 6 continuing education credits from Keene State College. More intense than our One-in-Ten early identification program, which is a 2-hour workshop, tutor training involves 45 hours of seminars and 100 hours of supervised tutoring of a child.
Many of these tutors eventually become professional after-school tutors at Windy Row Learning Center in West Peterborough, NH. But many more return to their school districts and classrooms with Orton-Gillingham skills to help struggling readers. In this way, Windy Row reaches out to children throughout New Hampshire. Some teachers who attended our tutor training are now reading specialists in their school districts.
Tutor training is important to us for three reasons. First, we ensure that we have qualified, highly trained tutors for the children who need us. We are always concerned when we have a waiting list simply because not enough tutors are available. Second, more teachers become aware of Windy Row and how effective we are, so they can direct children to us if needed. Third, through Windy Row's tutor training program, the Orton-Gillingham techniques enter classrooms that we cannot reach, far outside of the Monadnock Region. We are proud of and thankful for every teacher who takes our teacher training.
If you are interested in more information about our tutor training, please visit the Tutors page on our website or info [at] windyrow.org (contact) us today.