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Adult Literacy Program - New Tutor Training

We need YOU!
Erika L. Greene

If you are over the age of 18 and looking to get involved in your community and you are able to donate 2-3 hours per week to assist an adult learner, this is your opportunity!!

The Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program is designed to serve limited English proficient adults and adult English language learners who are interested in improving their English skills - conversation, reading, writing, comprehension, and basic math. It is a volunteer-based program which offers one-to-one and small group tutoring. Once trained, the tutors and adult learners meet weekly at their local library or other established community-based satellite location and have access to student workbooks; adult literacy materials; a computer-based literacy lab; and other library resources. The adult learner, with the guidance of the tutor, identifies their learning goals and sets the pace to achieving them!

The initial 9.5 hour training will introduce new tutors to the techniques used in tutoring an adult and will cover a range of topics from the various core materials used in tutoring to designing a lesson plan. The training also offers you the opportunity to meet fellow tutors and program staff and understand how you fit into the county-wide program and what will be expected of you. Attendance is mandatory. The following list indicates the general focus of the training:

1. Program orientation; introduction to working with an adult learner; listening and speaking skills development.
2. Oral skills development.
3. Reading skills development.
4. Writing skills development.

The next new tutor training will be held in the Clermont area. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the dates and times. Do you want to learn more about the program NOW? Contact Erika at 352-253-6183 or visit www.lakeline.lib.fl.us/adult_literacy_program/.