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Tutor Training

TUTOR TRAINING

BECOME A TUTOR

Volunteer tutors make the mission and vision of OLC a reality. Teaching someone to read requires perseverance, patience, and the caring flexibility to work at the speed of the student. Although the experience can be challenging, the majority of our volunteers find a new friend in the process.

Volunteer Tutor Basics:

  • Requirements
    • 18 years of age or older
    • High school diploma
    • Commit to one year as tutor
    • High school level reading ability
    • Be able to communicate effectively—speak and write clearly
    • Complete OLC’s tutor training
    • Pass background check
    • Curriculum: Laubach Way to Reading/Challenger
  • Description
    • Tutors help students improve their reading and writing skills
    • Tutoring sessions occur a minimum of one hour per week
    • Tutoring sessions must be held in a public place such as a library
    • Tutors prepare lesson plans utilizing OLC’s curriculum
    • Tutors report student progression via monthly tutor logs

BECOME EQUIPPED TO SERVE

Ozarks Literacy Council holds several tutor training sessions throughout the year. Sessions are typically held on a Saturday at the library and last approximately 6 hours.

Highlights of the training include:

  • OLC Orientation
  • Tutoring Adults
    • Curriculum: Laubach Way to Reading
    • Goal Setting
    • Techniques for Tutoring
      • Language Experience
      • Duet Reading
      • Learning Styles
    • Adapting to the unique needs of students
  • Tutoring Children
    • Curriculum: Reading A-Z
    • Lesson format
    • Activities
    • Tips and Tricks

 

For current tutors:

To fill out the adult student log, click here.
To fill out the child student log, click here.

 

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The next Tutor Training Session will be held on Saturday June 10th. The training will last from 9 am – 3 pm. Please fill out the below form if you are interested in attending.

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