Volunteer Tutors provide instruction and encouragement to adults in small groups.
Tutors choose one of the following areas of instruction: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED in English or Spanish, U.S. Citizenship preparation, Pre Certified Nursing Assistants, basic computers, basic Spanish literacy, or Workforce Literacy at a business site.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Complete the new tutor orientation and the volunteer tutor training (ESL or GED)
- Observe and assist in at least four sessions with current tutors.
- Explore additional tutoring resources on the internet to supplement the core materials
- Be prepared to tutor a small group of students using appropriate lessons and materials
- Provide a safe, stress-free, friendly environment for students.
- Encourage students with positive words and affirmations
- Guide students and equip them with the tools for a better life and to be better contributors to society.
- Notify your students and MVLC staff in advance if unable to attend a regularly scheduled tutoring session. (You are responsible to call your students if you cannot keep your regularly scheduled tutoring time.)
- Maintain a record of your hours spent tutoring including any preparation time. (attendance sheets are provided for this purpose)
- Maintain a record of the hours each student has attended your tutoring sessions. (attendance sheets are provided for this purpose)
- Submit these records (attendance sheet) to MVLC staff at the end of each term (11 weeks).
- Agree to attend tutor workshops provided by MVLC
- Read and sign the Volunteer Handbook
- Commitment of at least 2 hours of tutoring per week for a minimum of 3 to 6 months.
- Additional time for appropriate lesson planning
- We encourage you to attend the annual tutor appreciation event