Become a Literacy Tutor Volunteer!

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Position TitleVolunteer Tutor for Individuals and Small Groups 
Purpose
Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in Guilford County struggle with basic literacy skills? Reading Connections exists to support these individuals in reaching their literacy goals. Work with a native English speaker or non-native English speaker to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, technology, and employability skills. Tutors are matched with students based on their area of interest and availability. All new tutors must complete an 8-hour training before being matched with a student. Tutor Training qualifies volunteers to tutor one-on-one and/or small groups. Help enable students to increase their literacy skills and more fully recognize their potential as individuals, employees, and citizens.
Responsibilities
  • Conduct lessons using Literacy Toolkits© or given curricula
  • Create lessons and deliver instruction based on student-centered approach 
  • Support students in career exploration, improving job readiness skills, and finding jobs
  • Communicate with Career Coach to fully support students looking for employment (where applicable)
  • Contribute one year of volunteer tutoring on a once or twice-weekly basis for two to four hours of instruction each week
  • Submit a monthly tutor report by the 5th of each month for one-to-one tutoring sessions or submit a weekly class sign-in sheet for small groups 
  • Complete all entry level training sessions
  • Complete a minimum of two supplemental trainings throughout the year
  • Participate in the tutor coaching program

Qualifications
  • Enthusiastic about reading, writing, math and/or computers
  • Patient with students
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent

Scheduling and Tutoring SitesThe meeting day(s), time(s) and site will be selected at the mutual convenience of both the tutor and student as indicated on applications.
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