Did you know that in San Mateo County, 15% of adults have difficulty completing job applications, reading street signs, and understanding the instructions on a medicine bottle? For the past 26 years, Project Read-Menlo Park has been helping adults improve their reading and writing so they can be more effective at home, at work, and in the community.
Registration is underway for Project Read-Menlo Park’s September Tutor Training, designed to show volunteers how they can help eager local residents learn to read better and attain their personal, educational and vocational goals. The next tutor training session begins Wednesday, September 7, and is held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street. The session continues on Saturday, September 10, from 10:oo am to 3:oo pm. The final session is a follow-up meeting for tutors who have started regularly tutoring their students. That session will be held Tuesday, October 25, from
6:00 to 8:30 pm.
During the informative training sessions, volunteers hear from current tutors who have been working one-on-one with their students to improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. Additional training workshops and tutor meetings are scheduled throughout the year.
“To join Project Read as a tutor is to embark on an adventure, an adventure demanding patience, creativity, and imagination. All of us want the best for our students and look for ways to ensure their success” said Jean Eastman, recipient of the 2010 Lee Romasko Tutor Legacy award.
For further information, or to register for an upcoming tutoring session, call Project Read-Menlo Park at the Menlo Park Library at (650) 330-2525 or e-mail Alice Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend the next session or would like to train earlier, we have videotaped and DVD training and resource materials available.
Photo courtesy of Project Read Menlo Park