Learning Opportunities for Volunteer Literacy Tutors

Local Learning Opportunities for Tutors

Math Workshop for DCLC Volunteer Tutors
Wednesday, October 9, 2019,  10:00–11:30 AM
DCLC, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013
Help your adult learner with math! Join Jenn Kacimi, DCLC’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction, for a workshop that will

  • define practices students use when tackling math problems
  • demonstrate ways to contextualize instruction (make it connect to real-world situations)
  • introduce strategies for tutors, and
  • share available online resources.

To register, email Karen Hamilton at khamilton@delcoliteracy.org.

Persistence – Keeping Our Students Coming
Workshop for DCLC Volunteer Tutors
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00–2:00 PM
DCLC, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013
Join Kim Robinson, DCLC Case Manager and part of the DCLC Student Support Services team, as she facilitates a workshop on improving student attendance and motivation by focusing on student goals and barriers. Learn ways that Student Support Services can help students overcome their barriers, strategies tutors can use to discuss goals and barriers with their students, and ideas for problem-solving common student scenarios.

To register, email Karen Hamilton at khamilton@delcoliteracy.org.

Ongoing Online Learning Opportunities for Tutors

World Education offers a variety of free self-paced trainings on topics of interest to tutors of adults. Topics include multiple intelligences, ESL and technology, numeracy, and student assessment. Check out their offerings, but please note that some trainings do require a fee.

ProLiteracy Education Network also offers free self-paced on-line training. The enrollment process takes a few steps. (1) Choose a course to take from their on-line offerings and click “Register to this Course.” (2) Next, click “Confirm” at upper right of screen. (3) On log-on screen, click “If you are a new user Register Now” at bottom of screen. (4) Use DCLC’s name and address as your organization and address (see bottom of this page) as you register for an account. To return to the course at another time, repeat Step 1, but click “Return to Course” and then enter your User Name and Password and click “Log On” to re-enter the course.