Tutor Orientation Scheduled In Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – There are times in life when we all could use a helping hand.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your own community and make a difference in someone’s life. Tutoring can be the perfect opportunity to volunteer.

There’s no telling what kind of inspiration you can get while giving your time.

Oswego County Opportunities’ Literacy Volunteers Program is offering a tutor orientation for its 2015 winter session on March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The orientation will be held in the lower level of the Midtown Plaza, 75 E. First St.

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

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

No prior teaching experience is necessary to become a 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 the orientation session prior to enrolling in training.

Tutors are trained to instruct through an 8th grade reading level.

Training, resources and continual supports are all provided to our volunteer tutors.

Linda Barling, a current Literacy Volunteer tutor, shares her thoughts on the program. “Many lives have been improved as a result of the work of Literacy Volunteers, and I’m grateful to have been a witness to one of those changes.  Thanks LVOC for matching me with my learner!” she said.

If you live in the Oswego area and have been interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, now is your chance.

To register for orientation e-mail [email protected]

For more information, call 342-8839 or visit www.oco.org/education