Once again Leon & Lulu in Clawson will be opening their doors to local authors in support of adult literacy. More than 60 authors will be on hand throughout the store to share their reading and writing works with curious shoppers on Sunday October 23rd from 11 am – 5 pm.
The Oakland Literacy Council recently launched a Back to Basics fundraising campaign to increase the number of adult basic education students. All donations made to this campaign will be doubled up to $25,000 by a match provided by the Board of Directors and other generous donors.
In Oakland County, over 100,000 people lack basic literacy skills and need the one-on-one tutoring help that the Oakland Literacy Council provides. The Back to Basics initiative strives to increase the number of adults receiving basic education tutoring by 65%. Donations will be used to serve more students like James.
A professionally designed, interactive online training course is now being offered to new volunteers which reduces the amount of time needed to become a trained tutor for the Oakland Literacy Council.
The Oakland Literacy Council has now made it easier than ever to help adults improve their English skills. The Council provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults seeking better job skills, a high school credential, citizenship, or to help their child become successful learners. The Council relies on trained volunteer tutors who meet with students for two hours each week in local libraries, coffee shops, and other public buildings throughout Oakland County.
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.
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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!