The Oakland Literacy Council has revamped its tutor training. We have added an online e-course where you learn about the OLC, its students and what it takes to be a good tutor. This course should take less than an hour to complete. After completing the online course you can register for a six hour training. After completing that training you will be matched with a student. After meeting with your student you are asked to come back and take an hour and a half training about planning your lesson. If the length of the training was keeping you from becoming a tutor– now is the time. If you would to become a tutor, start here.
After a bit of a hiatus, we resumed our quarterly brain storming get-togethers for tutors. At this meeting tutors had opportunity meet the new executive director and discuss with other tutors successes, strategies, roadblocks, and solutions.
On Wednesday, March 18, Irene Sinclair OLC tutor conducted a workshop for fellow tutors. It was a sell out crowd. Irene shared her vast teaching knowledge earned through more than 30 years of teaching. The group was attentive, entertained and enriched.
Some of Irene’s key messages were relax and have fun. She provided easy and focused tutoring techniques for the group which was comprised of new and seasoned tutors. The workshop was a huge success and will be sure to be offered again. Thank you Irene!