Tutor Orientation & Training Schedule

Step 1: Register and Attend Orientation

To volunteer for the Reading Program, you must register for orientation. At this orientation, you will learn about the needs of adult literacy students, understand the qualities of excellent tutors, and ask any unanswered questions related to the tutoring process.

 

2017 TUTOR ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Date Time Location
Wednesday, October 18 2:00 - 3:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 18 6:00 - 7:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room

2018 TUTOR ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Date Time Location
Monday, January 8 2:00 - 3:00 PM SCCLD Services and Support Center in Campbell
Monday, January 8 6:00 - 7:00 PM SCCLD Services and Support Center in Campbell
Wednesday, January 31 2:00 - 3:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, January 31 6:00 - 7:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 13 2:00 - 3:00 PM Mountain View Library Community Room
Tuesday, March 13 6:00 - 7:00 PM Mountain View Library Community Room
Wednesday, April 18 2:00 - 3:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, April 18 6:00 - 7:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Monday, August 27 2:00 - 3:00 PM SCCLD Services and Support Center in Campbell
Monday, August 27 6:00 - 7:00 PM SCCLD Services and Support Center in Campbell 
Wednesday, October 10 2:00 - 3:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 10 6:00 - 7:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room


Step 2: Register and Attend Training

After orientation, all volunteers are required to complete tutor training before being matched with a learner. As a tutor, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Understand learning styles and honoring diversity
  • Use tools and techniques to motivate adult learning
  • Identify appropriate literacy-based goals
  • Develop learner-centered lesson plans


2017 Tutor Training Schedule

Saturday, September 9 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM SCCLD Service and Support Center in Campbell
Saturday, October 28 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gilroy Library Community Room

2018 TUTOR TRAINING SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 20 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM SCCLD Service and Support Center in Campbell
Saturday, February 10 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gilroy Library Community Room
Saturday, March 24 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mountain View Library Community Room
Saturday, April 28 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gilroy Library Community Room
Saturday, September 8 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM SCCLD Service and Support Center in Campbell
Saturday, October 20 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gilroy Library Community Room


To register for orientation or tutor training, call (408) 262-1349 or email us at readingprogram@sccl.org.


Step 3: Get Matched with a Learner

Tutors are matched with a learner based on their preferred library location at Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, or Saratoga as well as at the City of Mountain View Public Library.

Reading Program

The Reading Program

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Providing free adult literacy services throughout Santa Clara County Library District
Phone: (408) 262-1349
Email: readingprogram@sccl.org