Why Become a Tutor?
Being a literacy tutor is an extremely rewarding experience. Tutors help people improve their lives, resulting in a positive, life long impact on their communities. Our students’ needs can be great. By tutoring, you can open a new world to them — and you just might learn something new about yourself along the way. Every student and every tutor has an interesting, powerful story to tell. Tutoring isn’t the only way to help. We invite you to contribute your time and talents in any way you are able.
How to become a Tutor?
WPALP provides individualized tutor training by a WPALP tutor trainer certified by Pro Literacy of America. Tutors commit to meet with a student twice per week for one and a half hour sessions. These sessions are held in public places conveniently located for both tutors and students. Tutors and students are carefully matched, taking into consideration the educational needs of the student and availability and location of both student and teacher.
Are you qualified?
- High School diploma or GED
- Experience in some aspect of one-on-one or small group instruction
- Good oral and written communication skills
- The ability to relate comfortably with others
- Patience, flexibility and compassion
- A positive attitude toward adult learners
- Willingness to work with adults of varying skills and cultural backgrounds (no foreign language skills necessary)
For additional information: Proliteracy Tutor Resources
Contact our Program Director/Tutor Coordinator Diane Gaffney @ WPALP1@ptd.net or call 570.253.3221 for more information.
Have you joined, LINCS Communities of Practice ?
LINCS is the Literacy Information and Communication System website for
Adult Literacy Teachers.
This site is hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Education and provides Professional Development, Student Resources, and examples of Best Practices.
Go To: https://lincs.ed.gov/
Click on Participate and Register. You may join one or several groups such as; ESL Teachers, ABE Teachers; Special Ed Teachers, etc. You will receive daily suggestions to read and also be able to share your best practices with others.