City of Promise

City of Promise

City of Promise Tutoring Program

A Partnership Between Virginia Literacy Partnerships and City of Promise 

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City of Promise

A community organization that works to harness the power of communities and empower families to equip their children with skills needed to achieve their fullest potential.

Visit City of Promise for more information.


Reading Rules

A small group intervention program based on current reading research that systematically and explicitly teaches all the components of reading: 

  • phonemic awareness 
  • phonics
  • fluency 
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension

UVA Tutors

Tutors were undergraduate students from the University of Virginia.

After being trained to provide the intervention, they visited the City of Promise location twice a week to offer onsite tutoring.

Over the course of the semester, tutors and students developed relationships and enjoyed the time spent with each other.