Tutor Training

TUTOR TRAINING

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:

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School reading level
  • Able to speak and write clearly
  • Complete Tutor Training Session (one-time)
  • Pass background check as related to the tutor duties
  • Commit to at least one year of tutoring (but we’re flexible depending on situation)

Description:

  • Tutors help student improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills
  • Tutoring sessions occur a minimum of one hour per week
  • Tutoring sessions must be held in a public place (usually the libraries provide a quiet room yet still public place)
  • Tutors and students are provided all materials at no charge Curriculum for children and adults are research-based
  • Tutors report hours and progress once a month to the Ozarks Literacy Council office

Tutor Training

Ozarks Literacy Council holds several tutor training sessions throughout the year. Sessions are typically held on a Saturday at the library and last approximately 5 1/2 hours.

Tutor Training includes:

  • OLC Orientation
  • Tutoring Adults
    • Curriculum: Laubach Way to Reading and Challenger
    • Goal Setting
    • Techniques for Tutoring
    • Adapting to the unique needs of students
  • Tutoring Children
    • Curriculum: Reading A-Z
    • Lesson format
    • Activities
    • Tips and Tricks
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The next Tutor Training Session is unknown at this time.  Once the libraries reopen, we will be able to set our next training date.  . Please fill out the below form or call 417-616-0505, if you are interested in becoming a tutor.

BECOME A TUTOR

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