Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Tutors & Volunteers

Section Index: 
Content Body: 

Tutors do not need to have an background in teaching, nor do they need to know how to teach. Tutors must:

  • have the desire to help somebody else achieve their goal
  • be at least 24 years of age
  • complete the orientation and a 6 hour training
  • complete follow up training and workshops as necessary
  • be able to commit to meeting their learner for a minimum of 1 hour per week for 1 year
  • participate in at least 2 tutor meetings or trainings per year
  • complete and submit reports as requested

Orientation and Training

Tutors are required to attend a brief orientation and complete tutor training. The orientation lasts approximately 1 hour. Orientation must be completed before attending the training sessions.

 2014 Orientation Dates                                         2014 Training Dates**

January 28, 6:00 pm                                                February 6 & 13, 5:30-8:30 pm

March 19, 10:00 am                                                 April 2 & 9, 9:15 am-12:15 pm

July 2, 6:00 pm                                                       July 16 & 23, 5:30-8:30 pm

September 23, 10:00 am                                          October 8 & 15, 9:15 am-12:15 pm

 **There is a $25.00 Material fee for this training

Please note that Orientation and Tutor Training dates and times are subject to change. Please contact literacy office before attending.

Other volunteer opportunities

There are many other volunteer opportunities that would help the literacy program, including:

  • Office support
  • Event planning
  • Teaching classes
  • Doing assessments
  • Marketing and fundraising

For more information contact the Literacy Office at 949.717.3874, email literacy@newportbeachca.gov or stop by the office to complete an application.

Programs

Book Club - a discussion group for adult learners about book selections in classic or modern fiction.

Pronunciation Workshop - work with a professional speech therapist in a  small group setting on 'proper' American English pronunciation. Each workshop is typically 8 weeks.

Learner Network - A quarterly meeting for Adult Learners to learn more about the program and each other in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Tutor Connection - A quarterly meeting for tutors to keep up to date on the latest in literacy and to share accomplishments, tips and anecdotes about the program

Writing Workshop - Geared to working with the adult learner on creative writing.  Each workshop is typically 6 weeks.

Discussion Group - A weekly gathering of learners who are encouraged to participate in speaking on any number of topcis that are presented during the session.

Conversation - The goal is to help participants understand and communicate comfortably in every-day idiomatic English.

Movie Talk - Once a month a movie selection is screened for assembled learners. Each film normally deals with different issues that we face in the United States and afterwardes the group participates in an open discussion about the different topics addressed in the movie.

International Literacy Day - an annual celebration of literacy and Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, held each year in September.

Credit

Website by YourLibrarySite

Disclaimer

1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92660 • (949) 717-3800