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October - December 2008     VOLUME 12 ISSUE 4
 
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Volunteer Tutor Training

Adult Literacy Program trains new tutors!
Erika L. Greene

According to the US Census Bureau, an estimated 23.3 million adults in the United States are Limited English Proficient (LEP) and the demand for adult literacy education has never been greater. 

The Lake County Library System is proud to offer a FREE county-wide Adult Literacy Program that is designed to serve LEP 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. Trained volunteer 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!  If you are over the age of 18 and looking to get involved in your community and you are able to donate a minimum of 2-3 hours per week to assist an adult learner, this is your opportunity!

So what does it mean to be an adult literacy volunteer tutor? You have the potential to be a GREAT volunteer adult literacy tutor if you are:

  • Patient
  • Creative
  • Adaptable / Flexible
  • Realistic
  • Organized and accountable

But taking the first steps can be challenging. There is so much to do before you greet your first adult learner. Join us for the next new tutor training:

Date:  October 28th & November 1, 2008

Time:  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM both days

Location:  Tavares Civic Center (10-28) and Ingraham Center (11-1)

 Registration is REQUIRED so sign up today!  Call Erika at 352-253-6183 or email at egreene@lakeline.lib.fl.us to learn more.