Become an essential part of an adult student’s life by signing up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will be holding tutor training on Saturday, January 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more.
Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. There are only three qualifications needed to become a tutor at the Literacy Council, a desire to help adult students, patience and commitment to three hours of tutoring per week. “The reward that our tutors feel after helping a student find their “voice” is indescribable,” said Amelia Perez, Program Director.
If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by becoming a tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org. Volunteer tutors are needed at outreach locations across Fort Bend County. The next tutor training dates are January 14, 16 and 18. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”