How can I continue working with my student?

 

Here are some suggestions:

 

  1. Video conferencing through programs like Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger. These are free and simple to use.

  2. Over the phone. Have your student practice reading over the phone. For English language learners, a 5-10 minute phone conversation would be an easy way to practice listening and speaking in English.

  3. Through email. Email is a great way to work on writing skills.

  4. Volunteer to run an online conversation class.

 

What other ways can you come up with? 

Email us, so we may share your great ideas with others.

Contact a literacy specialist

Tutor Gatherings 2020-2021

September 28, 2020

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ZOOM

 

October 26, 2020

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ZOOM

 

November 24, 2020

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ZOOM

 

January 25, 2020

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TBA

 

February 22, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TBA

 

March 29, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TBA

 

April 26, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TBA

 

May 24, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

TBA

Characteristics of

Effective Tutors

  • Learner-Centeredness

  • Patience

  • Understanding and Respect

  • Creativity

  • Sensitivity

  • Realistic Expectations

  • Empathy

  • Sense of Humor

  • Adaptability

  • Enthusiasm

  • Organizational Skills

  • Commitment

Tutor Resources

Watch this video on how to create and use conversation cards with your student.

Volunteer Tutor Training Handbook

An excellent resource with practical and useful information, tips, and ideas.

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.

ProLiteracy Tutor Training Modules

  • Basic Literacy Tutor Training Online Workshop

  • ESL Tutor Training Online Workshop

If you would like to take take this training,
fill out the form below to download directions.

Notebook is a publication for adult literacy program managers and instructors who work with learners in the United States.

Notebook is published three times a year by ProLiteracy.

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County

7 Elm Street

P. O. Box 245

Westerly, RI 02891