Thursday, August 16, 2018

TUTORS SHARING IDEAS at 40TH YEAR GET-TOGETHER



August 4, a great day for a Summer Get Together! We were honored to have speaking to us two former Board members, Chancey Henneman and Alice Foster, who were instrumental in getting our ESL tutoring organization established. They gave us glimpses of the road traveled since the inception of Diablo Valley Literacy Council 40 years ago.

In addition to munching on delectable brunch foods, attendees could digest fresh ideas presented by tutors in five brief talks about ways to go beyond our textbooks:
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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