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Reading tutors wanted: free training for literacy volunteers
The Volunteer Literacy program, which provides tutoring to adults in the college’s
ESL, GED, and Basic Education programs, needs more reading tutors. Those who complete
the training will be asked to commit two hours per week for six months as a literacy
volunteer. It is not necessary to attend the training to become a volunteer, however.
The training “Teaching Adults to Read: Components of Reading,” will include new research
into what works for adult learners and new strategies for teaching reading. It focuses
on alphabetics, fluency, and comprehension skills. The training is funded by the National
Institute of Literacy and based on the institute’s research, publications, and recommendations
for adult literacy instruction.
The one-day course will be taught by adult literacy expert Kathy St. John. St. John
has worked in adult literacy for more than 20 years as an ESL teacher, literacy program
coordinator, and a consultant for organizations including the National Institute for
Literacy and ProLiteracy Worldwide.
Find out moreEdmonds Community College Volunteer Literacy Program
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