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
- 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.
Volunteer Time sheet (updated)