Tutors Needed To Help Adults Read And Write

Melissa Moniz
Wednesday - January 27, 2010
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Hawaii Literacy’s Adult Tutoring Program needs adult volunteers to teach low-level reading and writing on a one-to-one basis to English-speaking adults. Interested tutors are invited to attend a two-hour orientation at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at Waipahu Civic Center, followed by a 16-hour tutor training course.

The orientation will introduce the challenges of living without literacy, discuss the tutor training and explain the responsibilities of a volunteer tutor. To attend the orientation, call 537-6706.

Training is scheduledfrom 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 14 at the civic center, located at 94-275 Mokuola St. near Waipahu Library. The training will introduce phonics-based teaching of reading and writing. Upon competition,volunteers become members of the national literacy organization ProLiteracy.

The students at Hawaii Literacy come from various educational backgrounds, including those who never had a formal education, high school graduates and everyone in between. The student and tutor decide together when and where they will meet for their sessions.It is recommended meetings take place for an hour to an hour-and-a-half twice a week in a public meeting place. Volunteers are asked to commit to six months of tutoring.

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