In response to tutor requests, we have scheduled monthly tutor get-togethers. Please come for an easy-going get-together with fellow tutors to swap stories and ideas.
A literacy specialist will be available to help with
any questions or concerns you may have.
Feel free to attend any or all of these gatherings.
Tutor Gatherings schedule
September 16, 2019 12-1 p.m. LVWC Center, Westerly
October 28, 2019 12-1 p.m. LVWC Center, Westerly
November 25, 2019 12-1 p.m. Kingston Free Library, Kingston
January 27,2020 12-1 p.m. LVWC Center, Westerly
February 24,2020 12-1 p.m. Kingston Free Library, Kingston
March 30, 2020 12-1 p.m. LVWC Center, Westerly
April 27, 2020 12-1 p.m. Kingston Free Library, Kingston
Opening the Door to
An interview with Marty Calanche
A great resource for downloadable, printable material for one-to-one, small group, or conversation class sessions. Activities for seeking employment and visiting the doctor--and more.
General information/overview regarding English language learners and general best practices when working with this population.
Though, there is "no right way" to run an ESL conversation class, this website provides ideas regarding conversation topics, grammar help, correcting mistakes and more from an experienced educator.
Understanding and Respect
Sense of Humor
Volunteer Tutor Training Handbook
An excellent resource with practical and useful information, tips, and ideas.
This user-friendly Toolkit provides a variety of materials to help practitioners meet the language and literacy development needs of the adult learners they serve.
National Center for Family Literacy and Center for Applied Linguistics (2008). Practitioner toolkit: Working with Adult English language learners. Louisville, KY, & Washington, DC.
One stop shopping for links to materials for academic, workplace, and 21st-century (digital, financial, health) competencies.