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Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Offers Tutor Training

posted Feb 25, 2013, 7:25 AM by Crissy Nolen
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, March 11 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday, March 18, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 20 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. “Students arrive at the Literacy Council timid and shy, but once they feel comfortable with the language and their speaking abilities, their confidence soars, and they are saying ‘Hello’ to everyone they pass in the hallways. It is an incredible transformation and a source of pride for the tutors.”

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. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”



About the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

Since 1987, the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County has been Changing Lives Through Literacy. The mission of the Literacy Council is to end intergenerational cycles of illiteracy by improving adult literacy skills and generate community-wide literacy awareness. The Literacy Council provides several programs for its students: Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, Computer Skills and Job Readiness Skills.
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