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Volunteer Tutor

Position Overview and Impact:  Volunteer tutors help community members gain the reading comprehension, writing, math and technology skills to attend postsecondary education (college or technical degree, Career Pathways and occupational certificate programs).  By helping adults achieve their postsecondary goals, volunteer tutors can help them be better role models for their children, gain better jobs and provide skills to the community.


Key Responsibilities:

•    Help and encourage your student to become an independent learner, adhere to goal-directed behavior and empower
      your student to do his or her best
•    Improve math, advanced and basic reading comprehension and math skills to attain postsecondary education.
•    Help your student develop confidence and a positive attitude and encourage his or her progress in each session
•    Set up consistent tutoring sessions and be punctual for each appointment
•    Select and use material suitable to your student’s skill level and needs
•    Incorporate applicable and functional reading comprehension, math and/writing skills
•    Mentor, coach and support students
•    Complete weekly reports
•    Support Literacy For All/College Still Achievable (CSA) functions
•    Encourage students to attend CSA workshops and events
•    Report your progress to a Literacy For All/College Still Achievable staff
•    Provide a respectable learning environment
•    Adhere to College Still Achievable/Literacy For All’s Tutor Expectations and Best Practices
•    Provide other literacy support to student


•    Be at least 18 years of age
•    Have effective literacy skills
•    Be empathetic
•    Be resourceful
•    Be friendly, professional and approachable
•    Be patient and optimistic
•    Be flexible


•    Gain an increased understanding and appreciation of different values, cultures and lifestyle
•    Increase problem solving skills
•    Gain career skills
•    Help students gain lifelong skills
•    Gain different skills and experiences

•    Resources, webinars and online trainings available
•    Tutor mentors available

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