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IF YOU WANT TO TOUCH THE FUTURE

TOUCH A LIFE

Literacy for Adults in Brevard is a 501c (3) nonprofit educational organization. Our tutors work with adult learners to improve their skills in reading, writing, and communication using accredited programs, adutilizing their own real-life contextual learning experiences. Tutors work to continually encourage their students to achieve their goals. We are often asked if a volunteer must have teaching experience to be a tutor. You’ll be happy to know that is not a requirement. Do you enjoy reading? Do you like helping people? Do you like to be organized when you take on a project or plan? After completing an application, you will be interviewed by a volunteer coordinator. You will then be scheduled for a volunteer orientation. Even if you decide that tutoring is not for you but would like to volunteer in another capacity with LAB, we require you attend the tutor training. Each volunteer’s knowledge enables them to understand the process and to speak with confidence about the work done by Literacy for Adults in Brevard.

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS for Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB)

  • Must be 18 years old at time of application (Tutors for Adults)

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent(Tutors for Adults)

  • Complete an Application

  • Provide a copy of a photo ID

  • Attend Volunteer Orientation

  • Commit for One Year

HOW DOES IT WORK?

LAB students also complete an application and go through an interview process. Additionally, Students have an assessment to determine what they specifically need to learn to achieve their goals. At that time, the volunteer coordinator will work to identify the best available tutor to work with this student.
 
As you learn in the LAB orientation, it is the tutor’s responsibility to contact the student to determine the day, time, and place you will meet. Tutors typically meet once a week for 90 minutes with the student in the library closest to the student’s home. Tutors are responsible for making the arrangements with the library reference desk.
 
The Tutor Resource Team will determine the materials the tutor will use for their student.

LEARN WITH US

COULD I BE A TUTOR

Whatever your background, we will help you develop the knowledge and skills to be a successful LAB tutor.  Your role as tutor is to be a facilitator of adult learning, not just teaching a skill or subject, but to accelerate the student’s ability to go forward on their own. The process to become a tutor involves an interview and 2 training sessions during your first year.  Additional training will be offered quarterly on various relevant topics

TUTOR ORIENTATION

Tutor and Volunteer Training, Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10AM - 1PM, Catherine Schweins berg Rood Library, 308 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa, Florida. Please call the LAB Office, 321-301-4496 to reserve your space!

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