Direct Worker:

Tutoring services may be provided by workers with a Bachelor’s degree or at least 60 hours of postsecondary credit hours in education, social work, psychology, or a related field

Worker Qualities:

Providers working directly with children have the competencies and support needed to:

  • Engage, empower and communicate effectively, respectfully and empathetically with children and families from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Develop plans to meet the child’s literacy and tutoring needs.
  • Recognize and identify the presence of cognitive impairments
  • Collaborate with workers in other disciplines and access community resources
  • Advocate for the child during Child and Family Team Meetings Individualized Case

Plan (IEP) conferences

Providers working directly with children should be knowledgeable about:

  • Child development
  • Behavior management
  • Learning disabilities
  • Possible effects of child abuse and neglect on cognitive functioning
  • The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and its use in education
  • Educational resources within the community