Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1978

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Sherrie Chrysler

Third Committee Member

Doris Jakubek


This project consists of three parts. Chapter 1 establishes the need for more concentrated teaching of poor readers among school children and suggests volunteer tutors as a possible source of help. Chapter 2 examines the history of tutoring by non-professionals and concludes that volunteers can indeed be effective tutors, but that appropriate training is a crucial factor. Chapter 3, the main part of the project, presents a set of ten training modules each consisting of taped instructions and accompanying printed material. The script for each tape is included in this paper.