Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Tutor Workshop - Welcome New Tutors!

The new volunteers attending our Fall Tutor Training brought fresh energy to the training room.  Kris Torske, Holly Sprague, Ed Chambers, Mary Thomas, and Marion Keibel shared useful information, tips, and techniques with our incoming ESL tutors. 

Our next 2-day Tutor Workshop will be March 4 and 11, 2017.

The new tutors are:

Julie Bailey, Penny Brill, Diana Butler, Kathy Cornell, Carol Drevno, Cindy Garcia, Kathy Grabill, Phyllis Hallert, Misty Hemje, Ward Hinds, Jennifer Machado, Dharini Palaniswamy, Lee Anne Rosenstein, Lois Rutten, Phyllis Stevens, and George Wood.
A treat on the second day of the 2-day training was when Marion and Holly introduced their ESL students, Maria and Laura.  The two young ladies were able to share the notable progress they have made in their English as a result of personal tutoring through DVLC.

New tutors each received a binder full of material and tips to use with their student. They received their certification on October 1st, the final day of the Fall Tutor Workshop.   During a break in the training they called their assigned student and could start introducing themselves right away. 

We are happy to now have tutors for eighteen of the individuals on our waiting list.  Reminder that our new tutors will have a chance to reunite on November 5 at 9:00 at the Fellowship Hall to ask questions, share stories, and support each other in this new endeavor they are taking on.