Orientation for New Tutors
Information on Orientation Sessions
If you are a tutor new to the Center, either volunteering or tutoring for credit, you must attend one of the orientation sessions described below. They are the first class meetings both of Honors 290 and of English 393; they are not optional. We offer the orientation on three nights to help you fit it into your schedule; they are offered on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the 2nd week of the semester. The programs are the same each evening. Once you have completed the orientation , you can tutor any evening/s you wish.
LCLC orientation for NEW TUTORS will be given three times on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the 2nd week of the semester from 7-9:45 pm. The program is the same each evening. New tutors must attend one of the sessions described below. Returning tutors should call us at 773-508-2330 and let us know what night/s you would like to tutor.
Attendance at one evening session is required for all tutors new to the Center.
Tutors should always arrive before 7 p.m. and not at 7.
The orientation sessions (and tutoring) take place at the LCLC, Dumbach Hall, Lower Level, Rm 06.
The orientation session is essential. It will help you find out if you want to tutor—not everybody is sure when they first walk in the door—and it will tell you what you need to know to be an effective tutor. You can't tutor if you are not trained; it's that simple. Once you are trained, however, you will find that there is still more you need to know—about grammar, about helping your learner with specific questions. That's why there are always 2 or 3 trained staff members on hand to help you out. At the LCLC you are never on your own; there are staff and resources to help you whenever you have questions.
How to sign up? You can just walk in for the orientation sessions, or call 773-508-2330 and leave a message if you have questions. Or you can email Jacqueline Heckman, director of the LCLC, for more information (email@example.com) or the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the semester we have a party for all learners and tutors, a pot luck that is always a big success and a lot of fun. At the party we distribute Learning at Loyola, a collection of essays written by learners during the semester.
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