Parent Tutor Reading

The Parent Tutor Reading (PTR) programme has been running at Maidstone Intermediate for many years. It supplements classroom-reading programmes, with students utilising skills and strategies learnt while they’ve been on it. Students selected for this opportunity are those who are reading just under their reading age, or students who need a bit of reading ‘mileage’. The main learning focus for our students on PTR is comprehension – processing text and understanding its meaning.

Students work individually with a Parent Tutor for 15 minutes each morning, several times a week. Our tutors are parents and community volunteers who have been specially trained for the programme.
If you can spare an hour and a half per week to help our tamariki by becoming a Reading Tutor, please contact Desiree Mitchell at