Thursday, August 16, 2018

TUTORS SHARING IDEAS



August 4, a great day for a Summer Get Together! We were honored to have speaking to us two of our former Board members who were instrumental in getting the Literacy Council established: Chancey Henneman and Alice Foster. We got some interesting background on the road traveled since the inception 40 years ago.

Besides the delectable brunch foods, tutors could digest five brief talks presenting ways to go beyond what our textbooks offer:
Ela – working with the basic, basic English learner
Rachel – meeting the need for verbal communication
Renaye – gaining a permanent resident card
Mary – obtaining a green card
Wendy – achieving citizenship


Discussions at each table followed.  Special thanks to the five ladies mentioned above for organizing and actualizing such a memorable occasion.


ESL TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 6 AND 13
The Diablo Valley Literacy Council welcomes volunteers to tutor adults in English

We need tutors who can commit to 1 or 2 hours of tutoring per week on a regular basis.

We provide training, match you to a student and help start your 1-on-1 tutoring.

Where
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church4000 Clayton RoadConcord

When:  Two Saturday sessions
October 6 and October 13, 2018
From 9 AM to 1:00 PM

Cost: $20 registration fee includes dues for 2018

Continental brunch included

For more information or to sign up select menu option VOLUNTEER TO TUTOR


Alternatively you may leave a message at (925) 685-3881.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

ATTRACTING ADULTS WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH


Eye-catching flags representing many nations of the world drew prospective students to our table at the Convoy of Hope event in Concord on April 28.  Adults from seven different countries signed up to request a tutor to help them improve their English. People interested in being tutors also signed up.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Tutor Training Workshop Was a Great Success!
Like a tidal wave came the applications from volunteers who wanted to attend our March 2017 Tutor Training Workshop. We had trouble keeping our balance with the tasks of responding to the registrants, preparing the binders, accounting for the fees, setting up the Fellowship Hall for FORTY attendees, assigning students to the new tutors, and all the many other details that go into conducting the training (yes, the microphone did work!).
There was a great deal of energy in the room. A large percentage of the participants held advanced degrees or had teaching experience (or both). Others had no teaching experience and were looking for all the guidance and tips they could get.
For the first time ever, we had to take the group photo in two pictures!