What makes a good tutor?

  • Has a willing heart
  • Possesses a GED or high school diploma
  • Being willing to help a learner in one of the following areas: reading, writing and basic arithmetic, or conversational English
  • Is able to meet with the learner at least once a week for 2 hours.
  • Is willing to commit to this program for a minimum of six months
  • Is willing to sign a confidentiality form
  • Is willing to faithfully turn in monthly time sheets
  • Is 18 years old or older

How do I get started as a tutor?

  • Complete the LVP Volunteer Application
  • Call for an appointment at 229-333-7515.
  • Attend a five-hour tutor training class.
  • The program coordinator will match each tutor with a learner, and also give the learner’s pre-test results to the tutor.
  • The tutor sets up an initial meeting with the learner to set up learning plan and goals.
  • Contact with office with results from the meeting.

Are there resources for tutors?

  • The Internet has many web sites containing tools and resources.
  • The public library has a wealth of books and resources.
  • Odum Library at Valdosta State University has resources that many be used in-house.

Where do tutors and learners meet for lessons?

All meetings are held in a public locations such as:

  • VSU Sullivan Literacy Center: 229-333-5605
  • South Georgia Regional Library: 229-333-0086
  • Churches
  • Parks
  • Local book stores
  • Any place that is “study-friendly”.

In some cases, tutors should make prior arrangements to meet at a location to ensure availability of space.

Tutor Resources

Adobe-PDF Volunteer Time sheet (updated)