As a tutor, your goal would be to help the cause of literacy by providing one-to-one tutoring or small group tutoring of adults who need help with reading and writing, or conversation for new speakers of English.
You will be given all the training you need! An initial six-hour training workshop will be followed up by continued training after you are placed with a student or class. As a tutor, you must attend the workshop and follow-up training in order to be certified.
LCUP asks that you make a commitment for a minimum of one year to your student. This allows you and your student to build a trusting relationship and to see progress. Tutoring twice a week for 90 minutes per session is recommended although this can be changed to meet the student’s needs. Tutors should spend time preparing lessons prior to tutoring sessions.
Qualifications: Tutors must be 18 years old or more; dependable; prompt, interested in helping others; sensitive to different backgrounds and cultures; respectful of confidentiality; PATIENT; optimistic/positive outlook; and have a good command of the English language and grammar. Computer Literacy is helpful but not required.
Requirements: Tutors must be able to create a learning plan based on his/her student’s needs.
Benefits: There is great satisfaction in giving to others; in helping resolve a limiting factor in your student’s life; in learning new skills in teaching and tutoring techniques; in obtaining a deeper understanding of different lifestyles and cultures; in making new friends and most of all...in having fun!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas
223 DOUGLAS AVE, INSIDE DUNEDIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, DUNEDIN, FL 34698, US
Dedicated to teaching adults (ages 16 and older) literacy skills using individualized curricula to enhance self-esteem, increase occupational and social opportunities and to enrich lifestyles.
The Literacy Council has many opportunities for literacy tutors. LCUP provides basic literacy for native English speakers needing help with reading and writing skills. We also provide ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) tutoring for those in need of help with speaking, reading and writing English as well as understanding American culture.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
Dunedin Public Library223 Douglas AvenueDunedin, FL34698
September 15, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
2 - 3 hours per week
Must be willing to create lesson plans for tutoring.