Volunteer Tutor Training
Starts October 30
Volunteer Tutors Needed in Lewis County!
Literacy of Northern New York has a waiting list of adult students who need help with literacy skills. The agency particularly needs volunteers willing to tutor reading and English as a second language in Lowville.
Literacy of Northern NY offers two different tutor training courses.
Basic Literacy Learner Course
English Language Learner
The 12-hour English Language Learner (ELL) course allows volunteers to meet people from other countries who live in our community and are struggling to speak English better. Volunteers do not need to speak another language to tutor English.
For either course, volunteers are required to attend the orientation class and the successful tutoring class.
Pre-registration is required for all courses and there is a $25 fee for the course textbook
Orientation - Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 10am to 1pm
Basic Literacy Learner 1 - Thursday, Nov. 1 from 10am to 1pm
Basic Literacy Learner 2 - Tuesday, Nov. 6th from 10am to 1pm
English Language Learner 1 - Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10am to 1pm
English Language Learner 2 - Tuesday Nov. 13 from 10am to 1pm
Successful Tutoring - Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 10am to 1pm
After successfully completing a training course, volunteers are matched with one adult who needs assistance. LNNY provides the books and materials used by the tutor and student. Tutoring sessions are held in public places such as libraries. Pre-registration is required for all courses.