Are you interested in changing lives? The PCLC is in need of new tutors for adults in our community. Literacy impacts every aspect of our learners’ lives. Tutoring an adult can be a deeply satisfying experience. As a tutor, will be matched with a learner with whom you will meet 2-4 hours/week. Together, you will work toward their literacy goals, including reading, writing, or speaking English and learning basic math skills.
Application and Orientation
If you would like to become a tutor, please review the Tutoring Brochure and Tutor Description. Contact the PCLC anytime to receive an introductory orientation to tutoring and complete a Volunteer Application. The next step is to complete a new tutor training.
New Tutor Training
Our new tutor trainings are held 2-3 times/year. Please contact PCLC to fill out an application, complete an orientation, and start completing training activities at your own pace. Then attend the group portions of the tutor training on the set dates.
Wisconsin Literacy will present an English Forward training on Friday, November 30, 5pm-9pm, and Saturday, December 1, 9pm-5pm, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2000 Roosevelt Drive, Plover. Attendees must attend both days. The training includes how to use the English Forward framework and extensive, hands-on practice of teaching strategies for working with immigrants and refugees who are learning English. All attendees will also receive a copy of the curriculum. Contact PCLC to learn more and/or register.
Reporting Your Progress / Monthly Report Form
At the end of each month, our tutors report on their progress. It’s very important that you submit your total tutoring hours, activities, and outcomes for the month. Fill out the online Monthly Report Form here. You can also track your weekly hours using this Tutoring Log.
Tutor roundtables are an opportunity for all tutors to gather, discuss topics, and share information. Roundtables are held quarterly and are a chance for tutors to learn and share techniques. Contact the PCLC to sign up.
Tuesday, February 27 – Citizenship Resources
Thursday, May 10 – Social Language vs. Job /Academic Language
Monday, July 9 – Math Resources and Learners
Thursday, August 2 – Learner Stories
Wednesday, November 7 – Pronunciation
February 21 – Teaching ESL / Mental Health
The PCLC will provide you with resources appropriate for your learner. We have a wide range of books and other materials available for tutors to check out to use with their learners. For assistance, please contact PCLC.
Online and Library Resources
Looking for lesson plans, activities, or more information about adult education and literacy? Check out the following resources available online or in our resource room.
*Note: We only help learners improve their English and study for the tests.