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Tutors & Volunteers
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
2015 Orientation Dates 2015 Training Dates**
January 27, 6:00 pm February 3 & 10, 5:30-8:30 pm
April 7, 10:00 am April 21 & 28, 9:15 am-12:15 pm
June 23, 6:00 pm July 8 & 15, 5:30-8:30 pm
September 28, 10:00 am October 7 & 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office to complete an application.
Book Club - a discussion group for adult learners about book selections in classic or modern fiction.
Conversation - The goal is to help participants understand and communicate comfortably in every-day idiomatic English.
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.
Learner Network - A quarterly meeting for Adult Learners to learn more about the program and each other in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Life Skills - A weekly class that focuses on tools to help with everyday needs such as setting life goals, financial literacy, navigating social media, etc.
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.
Pronunciation Workshop - work with a professional speech therapist in a small group setting on 'proper' American English pronunciation. Each workshop is typically 8 weeks.
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.
International Literacy Day - an annual celebration of literacy and Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, held each year in September.