The Literacy Council needs volunteer tutors
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The Literacy Council is looking for more volunteer tutors to be matched with adults who want to improve their ability to read or speak English better. Tutors help change the lives of students and their families through imparting skills their students use every day to communicate and learn information. The Literacy Council has a waiting list of adults who want to work with tutors. Tutors teach students phonics, reading comprehension strategies, and writing. To become a tutor, you must be over the age of 18, have a high school diploma, possess good communication skills, flexibility, patience, and have the willingness to meet with a student for two hours a week for a minimum of one year. All tutors attend a New Tutor Workshop to prepare for their volunteer job.
Those who want to become a volunteer tutor are invited to sign up for The Literacy Council’s free New Tutor Workshop series. The volunteer tutor workshop series, consisting of six classes, will be held tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at The North Suburban District Library, 6340 N. Second St., Loves Park.
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 fvor one-on-one instruction for two hours each week for a minimum of one year. Tutors can work with a learner 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 (7323).
Posted Sept. 26, 2012
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