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Tutor Position Description

Objectives

To follow the goals and philosophy of the Guild and use the skills you learned at training to provide learning experiences that are positive and relevant to your learner's stated goals while giving you a rewarding volunteer experience.

Qualifications and Background

Tutors need to:
  1. Have good oral and written communication skills
  2. Provide references upon request
  3. Complete all segments of tutor training program
  4. Be willing to meet their learner at least once per week for a 2 hour minimum for at least one year
  5. Sign tutor agreement
  6. Attend professional development workshop
  7. Treat learners, staff and volunteers with respect

Tutoring

  • Follow the learner's training plan to deliver lessons that teach the skills needed to reach identified goals
  • Prepare lessons that focus on your learner's stated goals
  • Choose materials that are relevant and appropriate to your learner's skills and needs
  • Keep learner's portfolio up to date and provide co-ordinator with training plan updates as requested
  • Seek support from your co-ordinator on teaching strategies, materials, lesson planning or evaluation as needed
  • Advise your co-ordinator right away if there are significant concerns so that appropriate support or referral can be offered
  • Advise your co-ordinator of changes to your or your learner's address, telephone number, or meeting time schedule
  • Book, reschedule or cancel tutoring space as soon as possible
  • Return library materials within four weeks or request an extension

Benefits

Tutors will know that their efforts have made a significant difference in the life of a learner. VolunteerTutors will also benefit by expanding their communications skills, adding to their employment skills, meeting new people and having fun. Learners will acquire the literacy skills needed to increase their participation and independence at home, at work and in the community. The community will benefit socially and economically.

Employment or educational references can only be given after 48 hours of tutoring have been delivered.