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 Monday, August 27 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday, September 10 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 12 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.
In addition to tutoring at the Literacy Council’s main location in Sugar Land, volunteer tutors are needed at over 30 outreach locations across Fort Bend County. Outreach locations allow tutors to be placed at a location near their home.
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. The next tutor training dates are August 27 and 29 and September 10 and 12.