Volunteer opportunity description

ESSENTIAL VOLUNTEER TUTORN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend a 1 and ½ hour orientation, complete a class observation and participate in a 12-hour tutor training.
  • Meet with student(s) weekly in a public, neutral location (preferably HACC or a public library) for 1.5-2 hours per week for a minimum of six months.
  • Engage students in the decision-making process of developing an education plan and setting goals.
  • Plan and design lessons and choose appropriate materials for student’s interest and level.
  • Create a positive and encouraging learning environment that acknowledges and celebrates a student’s progress.
  • Complete and submit paperwork (attendance records, goal sheets, student progress reports) in a timely manner.
  • Refer students to other services as needed, in consultation with the Literacy Specialist or Manager
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with the student.
  • Read the bimonthly newsletter to stay informed about program information and participate in professional development activities of interest.
  • Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with the Literacy Specialist or Manager when there are questions, concerns or suggestions.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must:

·         have good listening, speaking, reading and writing           skills;

·         be dependable, prompt, flexible and patient;

·         have a positive attitude;

·         be able to relate to individuals from diverse               cultures and backgrounds;

·         be able to honor student confidentiality.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED required. Previous volunteer experience, especially working with adult learners, is helpful but not required. 

Before being matched with a student, a tutor must attend a 12 hour tutor training and a 1 and 1/2 hour agency orientation as well as observe a class.

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About the organization

Howard Area Community Center

Contact:
Maxine Bailey
Literacy Specialist
Organization’s website:
http://www.howardarea.org
Volunteer opportunity website:
http://www.howardarea.org
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