Volunteer tutors help poor readers

Older volunteers trained as Experience Corps tutors significantly improved the reading skills of children in the early grades, concludes a study by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.

. . . struggling readers made 40 percent to 60 percent more progress in essential reading skills during the school year than did similar students who did not take part in the tutoring program.

Volunteers are 55 years old and up, which means I qualify as “older.”