Volunteer tutors assist students with reading and writing, numeracy, English language acquisition, and/or computer literacy skills in a supportive environment. Both one-on-one and small group tutoring opportunities are available. Volunteer tutors are instrumental in encouraging and supporting the adult learner by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about education. Tutors recieve regular staff support, have access to a vast library of instructional materials, and join an active learning community of educators and volunteers for ongoing professional development. Scheduling is flexible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Attend a 1 and ½ hour orientation, complete a class observation and participate in a 12-hour tutor training.
Meet with student(s) weekly in a public, neutral location (preferably HACC or a public library) for 1.5-2 hours per week for a minimum of six months.
Engage students in the decision-making process of developing an education plan and setting goals.
Plan and design lessons and choose appropriate materials for student’s interest and level.
Create a positive and encouraging learning environment that acknowledges and celebrates a student’s progress.
Complete and submit paperwork (attendance records, goal sheets, student progress reports) in a timely manner.
Refer students to other services as needed, in consultation with the Literacy Specialist or Manager
Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with the student.
Read the bimonthly newsletter to stay informed about program information and participate in professional development activities of interest.
Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Communicate with the Literacy Specialist or Manager when there are questions, concerns or suggestions.
Literacy / Reading
Basic Computer Skills
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs per week for a minimum of 6 months