Orientation and Tutor Training at Read Moore Center
You can become a volunteer tutor and teach an adult the joy of reading. All you need is a little time.
The Moore County Literacy Council offers a twelve hour tutor training course for volunteers who would like to become adult tutors. Volunteers are REQUIRED to attend the Orientation prior to a training course.
All sessions will be held at the Read Moore Center, 575 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines.
The dates of the next tutor training sessions TBD. Please contact Terry Taylor for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Touch A Life
In the last program year, over 110 volunteers functioned in a variety of necessary roles, donating thousands of hours of time. MCLC is definitely a volunteer-driven community based organization, dependent on people seeking the reward of making a real difference in someone’s life and in their community.
Take advantage of an opportunity to touch a life; the rewards are many. While most volunteers are tutors, we also rely on people to serve on the Board of Directors, work in the office, assist with fundraising events, and help with special projects. Anyone interested in volunteering attends a one hour orientation, held monthly.
During the orientation session, participants learn about the opportunities and responsibilities of a variety of volunteer roles, so that they can determine if their interests and availability match MCLC’s needs. No pressure is applied, as we want to make sure any community volunteer lands exactly where he or she will be effective and fulfilled.
If you think you want to be a tutor, the first step is to take a 12 hour training course, provided by certified trainers. Some units of the training can be done online or independently if scheduling is an issue.
Once training is completed, volunteers are invited to fill out a preference sheet, when and if they are ready to tutor. A match with a student is made as soon as possible, based on the expressed preferences and schedules of each. Both commit to a year’s work, normally meeting once a week for one to two hours, using an individual learning plan developed for the student.
All teaching materials are provided by program staff members, who offer teaching tips, training opportunities and information about on-line resources on an ongoing basis. In addition to preparing for tutoring sessions, tutors also submit monthly time sheets and quarterly progress reports, based on forms generated by staff. This information is crucial for our applications for grants.
At the end of every program year in June, both tutors and students are given the chance to indicate a desire to continue in the same match, to be matched with another person, or to be done.
Tutoring sites are in public spaces throughout the county, including public libraries in Carthage, Robbins, Southern Pines and Vass; Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Seven Lakes; Aberdeen Elementary; Sandhills Community College; and the Read Moore Center in Southern Pines. We want our services to be accessible, and, when possible, match people from similar geographic areas.