- Patient, Creative, Flexible, Realistic, Organized and Accountable?
- Over the age of 18?
- Looking to get involved in your community?
- Able to donate a minimum of 2-3 hours per week to assist an adult learner?
Then being a Tutor Volunteer may be a great opportunity for you!
All the training and materials you need to instruct adults who want to improve their English language speaking skills, as well as their basic reading and writing skills. You will work either one-to-one or in small groups.
Other Ways You Can Help:
- Volunteer to assist with fundraising and special events
- Provide office Support
- Assist in Grant Writing
- Update and maintain our Social Media outlets
- Promoting and marketing in the community
- Serve on our Board of Directors
Call our office to get started today: 904-336-4458
Volunteer Tutor FAQ:
Who are adult learners?
Adult Learners are 18 years and older. Literacy students did not acquire basic skills for various reasons and usually dropped out of school well before graduation. English Language Learners (ELL) come from various countries around the world and range from those illiterate in their native language to those with advanced degrees.
Where will I get the training and teaching materials?
A free 6 hour training class is provided by the Clay County Literacy Coalition. Additional training and skill development are made available throughout the year at no cost to you to enrich your skills. A wide assortment of teaching materials is offered in our office for your use.
What is the time commitment involved?
We suggest that a new tutor meet with their adult learner at least once or twice a week for 1 ½ – 2 hours per session. Maintaining this time commitment is important in helping the student acquire his/her skills as quickly as possible. We ask tutors to consider making a commitment for 1 year.
How will I be matched with an adult learner?
Once you have completed the training, our Tutor Coordinator will contact you as soon as we have an adult learner who matches your preferences and availability. Most tutors are able to get started within a few weeks of completing tutor training.
Do I need to speak a language other than English to tutor?
No. All textbooks and materials are in English, and you are teaching English language skills.
Where do our lessons take place?
We provide classroom space in the Adult and Community Education building. We also have classes in the Clay County libraries, churches, community centers, schools, and business places that have been approved by CCLC.
How do I get started?
Contact the Tutor Coordinator @ 904-336-4458 to make an appointment.