SSF Library Outreach: Help a Neighbor Learn To Read

South San Francisco, CA   June 14, 2016  




Become a Volunteer Tutor – From SSF Library

Be a part of our team and make a difference in someone’s life: YOURS! The most important lesson I have learned from Project Read is the heart-to-heart connection between a learner and a tutor. The supportive and caring Project Read community has enhanced our learning experience. – Jan, Volunteer Tutor

Register for our Next Tutor Training
Our next tutor training will be at the SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Ave, SSF – Downstairs Auditorium
Volunteer Tutor
Please Plan to Attend All Sessions:
Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 02, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
To register for training, click on the forms below. After completing the forms, you can:
1. Fax to (650) 829-3869
2. Mail or drop off forms to:
Project Read
South San Francisco Main Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
3. Scan forms to PDF format and send an email.

Once your application and waiver are received, Fernando Cordova, Literacy Services Coordinator, will send you a confirmation letter.

Give us a call at (650) 829-3871 for our training schedule for the rest of the year.

Tutor Training Curriculum and Support
Join us for a free 15 hour tutor training. During these training sessions you will learn innovative strategies for teaching adults. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
How to teach reading and phonics
How to build comprehension skills
How to teach writing
How to set up a lesson plan
After receiving the free tutor training, you will be matched with an adult learner. Project Read will supply you with free workbooks to help your learner and ongoing support.
Every year we have at least four tutor training sessions in the cities of Daly City and South San Francisco.
We offer continuing education workshops quarterly for both tutors and learners.

Qualifications: Volunteer Tutor for Adults – Reading, writing, spelling, 1-2 hours per week, minimum 1 day per week; 6 month time commitment required.

After attending tutor training, the following is expected-
~Meet regularly and punctually with your learner
~Plan and conduct lessons tailored to your learner’s specific needs, learning styles,
and interests
~Review and reinforce learning frequently
~Attend two Project Read continuing education workshops within the year
~Check in with the Project Read office regularly concerning learner progress

Minimum Age, 18-
~Patient, dependable, and prompt
~Desire to assist others
~Respectful of confidentiality
~Able to read and write English well
~Professional training as a teacher is not necessary

Benefits to You –
~Heightened perception of the world around you
~Deepened understanding of values and lifestyles different from your own
~Broadened imagination for creative problem solving
~Membership in the very special group of people working as Project Read tutors
For more information on the above position, please call (650) 829-3871.


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