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FOND DU LAC ADULT LITERACY SERVICES INC

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FDL Literacy

Become a TUTOR:

What is required to be a tutor? Tutors must be at least 18 years of age and possess the ability to read and speak English fluently. Tutor training is provided; three hours of basic training is required before being assigned to a student. Most tutor training is done in a small group setting, although we also offer online training.

Do I need previous teaching experience? No. FLS will provide you with training and support. Should a tutor know a language other than English? No. Knowledge of a language other than English is not necessary.

How are tutoring assignments made? The program coordinator matches the tutor with a student or a small group of students, taking into account the needs, skills, goals, availability and residency of the student(s) and tutor.

Where does tutoring take place? The majority of the tutoring is conducted at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Additional tutoring sites in rural areas may be incorporated to accommodate students.

How often do tutors meet with their students? Tutors and students are asked to meet once a week for 1 to 2 hours, minimum. A student and tutor are welcome to meet more often if they are able.

Is a tutor expected to teach for a certain length of time? Tutors and students are asked to make a one-year commitment.

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About FOND DU LAC ADULT LITERACY SERVICES INC

Location:

32 SHEBOYGAN ST, FOND DU LAC, WI 54935, US

Mission Statement

The mission of FDL Literacy Services is to assist adults and families with the basic skills needed to learn and prosper in the 21st Century. Using learner-centered literacy education and volunteer tutors, family literacy is fostered and the development of lifelong learning promoted. Clients served are adults 18 years and older who are reading below the 6th grade level or those individuals who need to improve their English skills. The group reflects the general population of the Fond du Lac area. Students come from various ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. The Board of Directors is actively involved in the organization.

Description

Fond du Lac Literacy Services helps adults in our community with the basic skills needed to learn and prosper in the 21st Century: reading, writing, mathematics and learning English. Dedicated and trained tutors work one-on-one with students using personalized lesson plans at a pace that is comfortable for the student. Tutoring is free. Students learn how to:

* Write a letter

* Read to a child

* Read a menu

* Use a dictionary

* Balance a checkbook

* Speak and read English

* Help with skills necessary to prepare for the GED

* Have improved communication at work

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

32 Sheboygan St.Fond du Lac, WI 54935

(43.77747,-88.44539)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Special Needs
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Compassion, Willingness to help area adults, Know the importance of education

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