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Tutor Training

TUTOR TRAINING

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:

  • Requirements
    • 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)
  • Description
    • 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

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 6 hours.

Highlights of the training include:

  • 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 Sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 13 and, Saturday, December 7, 2019.   The trainings will be from 9 am – 3 pm at the Midtown Carnegie Library         (397 E. Central). Please fill out the below form or call 417-616-0505, if you are interested in attending one.

BECOME A TUTOR

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