MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE - 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:
18 years of age or older
High school level reading ability
Be able to communicate effectively—speak and write clearly
Complete OLC’s one-time tutor training
Pass background check
Commit to at least one year of tutoring (may not be with same child)
Tutors help students improve their reading and comprehension 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 are provided a research-based curriculum
Tutors report student progression via monthly tutor logs
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:
Curriculum: Laubach Way to Reading and Challenger
Techniques for Tutoring
Adapting to the unique needs of students
Curriculum: Reading A-Z
Tips and Tricks
The next Tutor Training Session will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The training will be from 9 am – 3 pm at the the Midtown Carnegie Library (397 E. Central). Please fill out the below form if you are interested in attending.