If you can read, you can teach someone to read.
If you can speak English, you can teach someone to speak English.
Our orientation, Literacy Council 101, introduces new volunteers to our community's need for literacy instruction and how our approach helps men and women achieve their education and life skill goals. Anyone who wants to tutor, assist students in the computer lab, spend time doing office tasks or serve on the board of directors is encouraged to attend.
To register for a session, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-226-1425. Upcoming dates:
Tutor Training is offered five times throughout each year. It's a seven-hour session that gives volunteers the resources to create lesson plans and guidance on how to teach an adult learner. The next Tutor Training session will be held Saturday, November 8 and starts at 9 a.m. (For more dates, see 2014 training dates.) Literacy Council 101, Online Orientation to Adult Basic Skills in North Carolina (which you can complete from your home computer), and Tutor Training are required steps to complete before staff can match you with a student.
Staff and experienced volunteers train prospective tutors on the different curricula, evidence-based instruction, adult learning theory, small group instruction, use of authentic materials, and program-specific procedures.
Note to churches and other organizations: As training space allows, we continue to welcome volunteers seeking certification for your literacy programs and request a $50 donation per participant.
To sign up, email email@example.com or call 704-226-1425.
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