Adults considering tutoring for the Literacy Council of Wood County (LCWC) should first read the following expectations.
1. Attend Tutor Training Workshop sessions and Tutor Roundtables.
2. Meet the adult student in a mutually agreed upon public location.
3. While tutoring with the LCWC, please refrain from transporting adult students or loaning them money.
4. Maintain records including: Tutoring dates; total hours Tutored each session; student goals (set and met); changes in student attitude or performance; any change in employment shared by the student.
5. Maintain a student portfolio with your student(s). This should reflect the learner’s initial performance level and subsequent progress. Add to and change the contents of the portfolio on a regular basis (at least once a month).
6. Submit Monthly Tutor Reports to the LCWC by mailing to the office, or submitting through the website.
7. Report promptly any change in status of your students or your (i.e., address, phone, health concerns, employment changes, etc.)
1. Adults 18 and older with at least a High School diploma may apply to become Tutors. You need to be able to read, speak, and write English. If you can help with civics, computers, health, or math, you should be able to understand what you are Tutoring. No prior teaching experience or foreign language ability needed.
2. Complete the 10-hour Tutor Training.
3. Patience, even-tempered, relaxed, flexible, and able to respond to the changing needs of adult students.
The LCWC provides equal opportunities to all volunteers and applicants without regard to race, creed, sexual preference, marital status, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, handicap, military reserve membership, or status as a
Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. In addition, the LCWC complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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