Upon arriving at the STAIR site after dismissal from school or on a Saturday morning, students enjoy a healthy snack and then join their tutors for one-on-one learning. Together, the tutor and student work on reading comprehension, decoding skills, interactive reading, and other activities in conjunction with STAIR’s proven curriculum. A hallmark of the STAIR program is the student’s ability to work at their own pace, concentrating on the skills that each student needs to master in order to become a stronger reader. Tutors work with the same student each week, creating a special bond and building their self-esteem. These children cherish the individual attention from an adult and a life changing relationship often evolves through getting to know one another in such a caring and safe environment.