Orientation for New Tutors
Information on Orientation Sessions
You must attend an orientation program if you are new to the Center, and you must attend ALL class meetings; failure to do so will reduce your comprehensive grade by 10% for each missed class. Everything involving this internship/tutorial takes place at the Literacy Center, including your regularly scheduled tutoring and required bi-monthly meetings. In addition, meetings with the instructor may be scheduled by appointment.
The required orientation program for new tutors is given on three separate evenings. The same material is presented; you must attend one of the three. Once you have completed the orientation, you may tutor any evening/s you wish, as arranged with the LCLC managers.
Orientation Sessions at the LC: you must attend one of three evenings during the second week of the semester if you have never tutored at the Literacy Center before.
The orientation session for tutors new to the Center 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 the presenters 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 pronunciation, 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.
All orientation sessions run from 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. The orientation sessions (and tutoring) take place at the LCLC.
If you have tutored for the LCLC before, you do not have to attend the orientation session. Just call us at 773-508-2330 or email email@example.com and let us know which night/s you will be able to tutor. Your assignments may vary from those outlined below; when you sign your agreement formalizing your credit option we will decide what modifications to the assignments are appropriate for you.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the staff at email@example.com.
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