Tutor Gatherings



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,
    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

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.

Opening the Door to

Adult Literacy:

An interview with Marty Calanche

Tutor Resources

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.

Characteristics of

Effective Tutors

  • Learner-Centeredness

  • Patience

  • Understanding and Respect

  • Creativity

  • Sensitivity

  • Realistic Expectations

  • Empathy

  • Sense of Humor

  • Adaptability

  • Enthusiasm

  • Organizational Skills

  • Commitment

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.

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County 

Tower Street School Community Center

93 Tower Street, Units 25 & 26, Westerly, RI  02891

(401) 596-9411