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Document Type:   Dissertation
Title:   Reading Matters: A Case Study of a Community Volunteer Tutoring Program
Author:   Leslie Clayberger Haynes
College:   Education & Human Services
Degree Program:   Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
Degree:   Doctor of Education
Committee Director:   Barbara Nicholson
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   04/13/2004

The objective of this qualitative research was to study through a phenomenological approach Reading Matters, a community volunteer reading program to determine if students are demonstrating improvement, to uncover the characteristics of the program and the tutoring techniques used by volunteers, and to create a potential model by which administrators can design volunteer tutoring programs for other schools. One coordinator, one principal, eight classroom teachers, three volunteers, and five students participated in the study. Conclusions drawn indicate that the volunteer tutoring program was successful for the students not only for academic results but also for the mentoring relationship that the tutoring sessions created. 

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