Tutor Training in the spring of 2013.
will be held
Interested in becoming a tutor?
To register by printing and mailing in an application: Tutor Training
Information requested on the Application can also be sent by email to:
Tutor Training Workshop -
12 hours of training,
given over two, six-hour sessions. The workshop entails a step-by-step description of
teaching methods, review of tutor materials, and role-playing. Sessions are
limited to 12 people so that all may actively participate.
On-going support is provided by the LV-A office
staff. Workshops and materials are also available to literacy tutors.
You will learn the simple but effective
methods developed by Literacy Volunteers for teaching reading to
The trained workshop leaders receive no fee for
services, and usually no charges are made by the affiliate; however,
there is a $20.00 fee to cover the cost of your tutor workbook.
Once you have completed the workshop,
LV-A will match you with a student. You will have the right to
accept or reject a particular student. We ask you to make a
commitment to meet with your student for at least one hour a week
for one year.
It is recommended you meet with your student in
a neutral location. This provides safety for both parties and
provides a positive learning environment, free of distractions. A
list of available tutoring sites will be provided.
This program is free to students, most of whom
could not afford to pay for the large number of sessions they
would require with a private tutor. Tutors may record mileage
and other legitimate expenses for this volunteer work and use these
as deductions for the IRS.
The service is
confidential so students need not fear embarrassment.
When you have
and begun tutoring, you will be a member of LV-A and it will be your support group to provide
friendship, specific help, and in-service training.
For more information or to register for tutor
training, please call 207-333-4785 or email: