Steps To Tutoring
Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor for an adult learner!
Tutoring can be a very rewarding experience. It can give you the opportunity to make a real difference in a person's life, and enrich your own.
The tutor's job can be quite challenging, but the Thunder Bay Literacy Group is here to help. We provide you with training, resources and on-going support.
There is no set curriculum. As a 1-to-1 tutor, you will design and plan your own tutoring sessions with your adult learner. Together you will work towards accomplishing your learner's goals. This shared process requires time and patience. As a classroom tutor you will not have to prepare for each session as you will tutor under the direction of the classroom instructor. For more information about volunteering: Job Description
These are the steps involved in volunteering with us:
Print, fill out and mail the 2-page volunteer application vol app 09.10.pdf
Or call us and we will mail you an application.
Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator to learn more about our program, and to have your questions answered. The Volunteer Coordinator will call you to schedule this interview when your application is received.
Attend the next Tutor Orientation Session. Tutor Orientation lasts about 2 hours, and is a requirement for all tutors in our program. You will receive resources and training on how to teach and prepare for your tutoring sessions.
Wait while the Volunteer Coordinator matches you with your first learner. We consider many variables to ensure that your first tutoring experience is enjoyable, and making the right match sometimes takes a little time.
The Volunteer Coordinator can be contacted at email@example.com if you have further questions.