Training Location for this Evening!!


A Response to Intervention Training Update

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

Hello Tutors!

We have a location for our Response to Intervention (RtI) Training this evening.  If you are interested in RtI and didn’t attend the training at St. Olaf last week, I recommend you attend this evening.  It’s a fabulous introduction to RtI with a few practice opportunities so you’re all set for your first tutoring session.

The training will be held at :
Carleton College, Willis Hall, room 211, from 7-8pm.

If you’d like more information about RtI and can’t attend this evening’s training, please send me an email and I’ll have one of the school’s RtI coaches get in touch with you.  I hope to see some of you tonight!


Amy Decker
VISTA – Accelerate Northfield


September News


Welcome to Accelerate Northfield’s September ’13 Newsletter!  

Hello Tutors,   

I hope you all a great final few days of summer and are enjoying this cooler weather! Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen that many of you have already signed up for tutoring opportunities and that’s fantastic! I’m really excited that we are off to such a great start this year.  Just a quick reminder — the schools require a new background check so we need all tutors to sign up every year and complete a new form.

We are still looking for more volunteers, and we need your help to spread the word! Please tell at least one friend, or acquaintance, or a family member about Accelerate Northfield this week. We still have 200 tutor requests to fill, so tell as many people as you can!

On a separate note, you may have noticed that the iPads we used for signing in and out last year were not in place for the first few weeks of school.  We have straightened this out and the iPads are back at Bridgewater and Sibley. Remember to sign in and out using these iPads at your volunteer sessions. We are still waiting on an iPad at Greenvale Park, so for now, continue to use the binder sign-in system there.

The one final thing I have for you is information about Response to Intervention, or RtI trainings.  If you have signed up for one of these tutoring opportunities, you must attend a training session.  We have two sessions scheduled currently:

-Sept. 17th, 7-8pm, Room 142, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf

-Sept 23rd, 7-8pm, Room TBD, Carleton

If you are unable to attend either of those trainings, contact me and we can arrange something else.

As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns, stories, or just to say hi! I always love hearing from you.

Best Wishes,


Amy Decker
Accelerate Northfield VISTA