Literacy Council tutor training workshops begin Feb. 6
The Literacy Council is looking for more volunteer tutors to be matched with adults who need to improve reading skills.
Stephanie Groves, literacy coordinator, said: “Many students who come to The Literacy Council have lived with low literacy skills for a long time and have made a conscious decision to improve them. We don’t want to let them down.”
The Literacy Council has a waiting list of adults who want to work with tutors on reading skills. Tutors instruct them in phonics, reading comprehension and writing.
To become a tutor, you must be older than 18, have a high school diploma, possess good communication skills, be flexible and patient, and have the willingness to meet with a student for two hours a week for a minimum of one year.
Anyone who wants to become a volunteer tutor is invited to sign up for The Literacy Council’s free Tutor Workshop series. The council will be offering an online workshop for the first time beginning Feb. 7.
The next volunteer tutor workshop series, consisting of six classes, will be held Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6 at The Literacy Council, 982 N. Main St., in Rockford. Volunteers will learn techniques for teaching reading and English as a second language to adults.
After attendance at the workshop, tutors will be matched with a learner for one-on-one instruction for two hours each week for a minimum of one year. They can work with their learners in Rockford, Belvidere or Loves Park.
Individuals interested in volunteering their time to share the joy of reading with an adult may visit www.theliteracycouncil.org to choose a workshop and download a registration form. Or, they may call The Literacy Council at (815) 963-READ.
From the Feb. 1-7, 2012, issue
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