Tutors are volunteers from the community with a passion for helping other adults gain literacy skills. No previous teaching experience is required. Tutors must:
Be at least 18 years old
Be able to speak, read, and write in English
Be compassionate and sensitive to the needs of adult learners
Be prepared to learn new teaching techniques, new ideas, and new experiences
Pass a background check
Tutoring Sites, Materials, and Schedules:
Tutoring is scheduled according to your convenience in a public location anywhere in Orange County. Most pairs meet at their local library. Ten of the 34 OC Public Libraries branches, as well as the city of Anaheim, have established literacy centers with private tutoring space, computer access, and an extensive collection of literacy teaching materials. Register today!
Our Tutor Training Program
Before they begin working with their learners, our tutors receive 15 hours of basic training to introduce them to our tutoring techniques and philosophies. Trainees receive comprehensive workbooks and other materials to assist with their tutoring, as well as an opportunity to practice various teaching techniques as demonstrated by the instructors. The course is conducted by professional trainers certified by ProLiteracy America.
After the basic training, tutors receive ongoing technical support, specialized training, and individual assistance as needed to help their learners achieve their reading and writing goals. In addition, tutors have the opportunity to network with each other to talk about their experiences and share tips and ideas that they have used with their learners on the path to success. Join us at the next tutor training workshop!
Tutor Training Workshop Orientation
Thursday, April 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tutor Training Workshop
Friday, April 20, 2018
9:30am – 4:30pm
Friday, April 27, 2018
9:30am – 4:30pm
Orientation and all workshop sessions for this training will be held at:
Westminster Branch Library
8180 13th Street
Westminster, CA 92683
READ/OC suggests a $20 donation to help cover the cost of training materials. Please make checks payable to Friends of READ/OC. Register today!
Additional workshops are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, please call us at (714) 566-3070, or send us an email at email@example.com
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