The Tutor Training Workshop consists of two 3-hour in-person sessions, two self-paced online courses, which are approximately 5 hours each, and one to two follow up Zoom meetings. The two online courses are Reading Basics 2.0 and Language Basics 2.0. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about, practice, and discuss the process of tutoring a Basic Literacy Learner (BLL) and an English Language Learner (ELL).

If a volunteer wishes to tutor in math, we would ask them to take two other online courses Math Basics 2.0 and Numeracy and meet with staff prior to being matched with an adult math learner.

The training sessions will give you valuable information about the way adults learn and will prepare you to use appropriate techniques for teaching adults. By the end of the training, you will be able to use a number of successful strategies with learners, create lesson plans based on your learner’s abilities and interests, and help your learner set realistic goals.