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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, April 19 2:00 - 3:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, April 19 6:00 - 7:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Monday, August 28 2:00 - 3:00 PM SCCLD Services and Support Center in Campbell
Monday, August 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM SCCLD Services and Support Center in Campbell
Wednesday, October 18 2:00 - 3:00 PM Gilroy Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 18 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, April 29 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Gilroy Library Community Room
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


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