Portland Literacy Council partners with Portland Community College's Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training Program to provide tutor training in the metro area.
Depending on the literacy program you choose, you might work one-to-one with a student, work with a small group, or work as a classroom aide.
You would work with adult
learners: immigrants, refugees, and native English speakers with
less than 8th-grade literacy skills.
Can you answer Yes to the following questions?
If you answered Yes to all of these questions, you are a good volunteer tutor candidate, and we’d like you on our team.
If you feel that volunteer tutoring isn’t the right fit for you, and you still want to volunteer your time, let us know. Tutoring programs may need assistance with clerical tasks, computer work, or other functions.
Five tutor training workshops are scheduled in the Portland Metropolitan area for academic year 2015-16. Registration opens about 4 weeks before each session, and closes when we have reached the maximum attendance, or at midnight the Thursday before each session, whichever occurs first.
The training covers foundations and tutoring strategies for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing to adult learners. (Math and GED test preparation are not included.)
Tutor training includes a 2-day workshop, held on consecutive Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
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Tutor Training Attendance Policy
If you register for tutor training, we hold a spot for you and look forward to your volunteer service. We do understand that two Saturdays for training is a significant commitment.
If you are unable to attend training, you will need to notify us of your absence so that we can serve others on the waiting list.
Training Attendance Expectations
If you register for training workshops, please be aware of these expectations:
Registration for the
November 7 and 14 Tutor Training sessions will open on October 7.
To see all Tutor Training dates for the 2015-2016 academic year, click the Tutor Training Schedule button.
Contact Portland Literacy Council: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following non-profit agencies are seeking volunteer tutors to work with adult students. Tutors can choose to work one-to-one, with a small group, or as a program assistant. To learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor for one of these agencies, please contact them directly.
*Learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor by visiting the Tutor Pages of the Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program at PCC.
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR TUTORS
ESOL Tutor and Student Learning Packets: (Download Free)
These ESOL packets were compiled by Adult Basic Skills department and Volunteer Literacy Program Coordinators at Portland Community College. The ESOL packets were made possible with the permissions of Pro Lingua Associates and New Readers Press. They are made available to PLC courtesy of the Oregon Literacy, Inc. website.