Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training

At the Portsmouth Public Library

RSVP and Mark Your Calendars!

There are 6 sessions to attend:

Wednesday, September 20

Saturday, September 23

Wednesday, September 27

Saturday, September 30

These sessions will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Portsmouth Public Library

Tuesday, October 3 5:00 - 7:30

Wednesday, October 4 5:00 - 7:30

(Locations to be announced, based on your residence.)

Make-up sessions are available!

RSVP to Elizabeth McDowell. (401) 247-2177 Or, click the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend all six of the training workshops?

  • Yes, you do. You can make up a session if you need flexibility.

I can't make an evening training--will you do one in the daytime?

  • We time our trainings to bridge day-to-evening to accommodate as many of you as we can. While training is at this time, we can certainly book you for daytime tutoring.

I am not sure if I am ready. How do I check it out?

  • Come to the first meeting. The first 45 minutes is an orientation. You can also shadow a student-tutor pair or visit a class to further explore.

I live too far from Portsmouth. Will you offer a training in my area?

  • Please call us to discuss. Tell your friends to tutor, too!

Are there any fees for the training?

  • We ask for $20 to cover the cost of the materials we provide you. You may request a waiver if you need.

Do you need any paperwork from me?

  • Yes, thanks. Below is a link to a form you can fill out and bring to our first workshop. You will also need a BCI (state criminal background check) before we can match you with a student. These are easy to get. Please call Elizabeth for assistance.

What if I have a teaching background?

  • Great! We value our professional teachers very much. If you have never worked with adult learners, please join the workshops. It's also a great opportunity to meet those in your community who share your mission.

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay is a service of East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), a 501(c)(3) agency serving East Providence and Bristol & Newport Counties. EBCAP does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability.

Directions to Library: click below.