BECOME A TUTOR
“As a Peninsula READS tutor, I assist students in reaching their goals and adapting to living and working in the United States. The students are my heroes for working so hard!”
Don't Worry, We'll Train You!
Peninsula READS trains and supports volunteer tutors to work with our adult learners. Tutors are needed throughout the day to match the schedule of the learners.
Serve as primary tutor for a learner or small group in basic reading and writing, math, or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Enhance a learner’s primary instruction by working with an individual or small group on topics, such as spelling and job-specific literacy tasks
Teach special short-term classes to meet learner needs, like job interview skills, how to register to vote, how to use the library, and test-taking skills
Start a book discussion group
Serve as a tutor’s assistant to increase the amount of individualized help
Professional Development for Tutors
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center: www.valrc.org/
Includes trainings, discussion groups, and resources!
For creating puzzles!
Determine the reading level of a text: www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader/atos-and-text-complexity/
Media Library of Teaching Skills: www.mlots.org
Video demonstrations of a variety of teaching techniques
Resource Banks: Literacy Level: www.leslla.org/materials