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Tutor Orientation Scheduled for Literacy Volunteers

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Opportunities Literacy Volunteers Program is offering a
tutor orientation for its 2012 fall season on October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The tutor orientation will be held at OCO’s Midtown Plaza offices located at 75 E. First St.

The orientation session provides an overview of what is expected of tutors and students
and the types of literacy services offered at Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County.

This session informs people of what is required of the tutor and their responsibilities.

At the orientation you will learn how to help people in your community and about the many benefits that follow.

Upon completion of the orientation, you can decide if you’d like to become a volunteer tutor.

No prior teaching experience is necessary to becomea tutor, but volunteers must be at
least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

All prospective volunteer tutors must attend an orientation session prior to enrolling in training.

The training consists of three separate modules:

Basic Literacy Learner 1, Basic Literacy Learner 2, and Successful Tutoring.

The prospective tutors must complete all three modules to become a certified LVOC tutor.

The training modules are all scheduled for Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. at OCO’s Midtown Offices on October 29 (BLL1), November 5 (BLL2), and November 12 (Successful Tutoring).

The need for volunteers in our community is great.

Tutors help adults improve their literacy skills to achieve their individual goals, such as securing employment, passing the U.S. citizenship test, reading with their children, using community services and obtaining a GED.

Helping adults meet their literacy needs also promotes greater self-sufficiency and greater
community involvement.

LVOC has been the community’s expert on adult literacy since 1969, providing a crucial element in helping adults improve their family’s safety, stability, and security.

Call the LVOC office at 342-8839 or email: [email protected] to register for the
orientation.

For more information on LVOC and its services, call the office or visit www.lvoswego.org

1 Comment

  1. I am a recently retired Spanish teacher, and I am interested in learning more about the Literacy Volunteers program. I see that I have just missed your fall series of classes; do you know when the next ones will be?

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