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For many of our volunteers, becoming a literacy tutor is often their first experience working with a student. The LVSC team will help you through the training process and support you throughout the literacy journey with resources and advice. The first step is finding out more.
Attend one of our Information Sessions to learn about the role of a literacy tutor. The LVSC team will answer all your questions about the training program and what you can expect when you become a literacy tutor. These information sessions are held virtually on Zoom.
You can tutor if you:
- are at least 18 years old;
- have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- are able to speak, read, write and understand English;
- live or work in Somerset County, NJ;
- attend an Information Session and complete LVSC's Tutor Training Workshop;
- and commit to tutoring weekly for one year.
As an LVSC tutor, you will agree to:
- Provide free one-to-one or small group tutoring to a registered LVSC student(s) for at least one year.
- Always meet with their student on video chat or in a public place.
- Comply with LVSC’s policy that neither students nor tutors transport each other in their own vehicles.
- Report hours on a monthly basis via the LVSC website.
- Arrange for re-assessment of student after one year of tutoring, or sooner, if you feel goals have been met.
- Promptly report any change in status of student or tutor to the LVSC office.
- Consider attending in-service trainings and recognition events.
- Maintain a student portfolio including: student’s assessment results, information about student’s goals set and met, copies of student’s writings, tutor evaluations of student progress, tutor and student self-evaluations.
- Demonstrate and maintain behavior which shows sensitivity and respect for the student. Such behavior includes using appropriate language, refraining from attending literacy functions under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and refraining from harassing or threatening behavior.
- Comply with LVSC’s policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status or disability.
The first step in becoming a volunteer tutor is attending a Tutor Information Session, on Zoom.
Please note: tutors and students can meet face-to-face in a public place, or remotely using video chat, or a combination of both.
If you have questions about LVSC, the training, or anything else, please call us at (908) 725-5430 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.