Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference
On March 21, 2015,
Literacy Council co-sponsored the 2015
Conference on the Reed College
Campus. This conference supports
Volunteer Literacy Tutors by offering a forum to exchange ideas,
develop new teaching strategies, and hone tutoring skills.
Literacy Tutors in the Portland Metropolitan area provide one-to-one
tutoring sessions to adult learners. The literacy skills for students
from preliterate to pre-GED.
workshops addressed the needs of both ABE
and ESL tutors and students.
Workshops were presented, facilitated, or moderated by adult education
and other professionals and adult
literacy advocates. In addition to
participants could attend activities such as a cultural exchange
presentation and a tutor
selected from among fifteen workshops,
divided among three time
slots. The conference
included a catered luncheon
for which local students wrote and
about their learning experiences.