VELLO is the innovative, 1:1 tutoring program from Valley of the Sun United Way that matches tutor teams with local classrooms for guided reading support. VELLO mobilizes community volunteers to tutor students in reading through a safe and secure digital setting. Together, students and tutors read e-books using super simple screen sharing and audio.
Local companies sponsor a classroom and form a tutor team of passionate professionals. VELLO provides a background check, training, and support so everything stays simple and easy.
Teachers post schedules and access teaching tools on the Portal. Then, volunteer tutors login to the classroom schedule and sign up for a 30 minute reading session. Volunteers commit to one session each week. The VELLO Portal provides ongoing support, data tracking, and simple cancellation and notification settings for all VELLO users.
Tutors click a link to connect to sessions from their email or calendar. The assigned VELLO students will join from a secure computer inside their classroom. Through this simple screen share and audio, volunteer tutors and students read e-books, complete comprehension quizzes, and write summaries.
Reading is the key to success. Kids can thrive in school and life when they have access to education, learning tools, and support from their community.
Team up with your colleagues and provide an entire classroom with support for their reading growth—in a way that fits into your busy life and schedule. You don’t even have to be in the classroom.
With tutoring for the 21st century, you can connect with kids in your community online to provide reading support instantly with super simple screen sharing and audio. Find out how you can support a student today.