Project Read is recruiting tutors for spring training

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on April 7, 2013

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In San Mateo County, more than 86,000 adults have extremely limited literacy skills and/or English language proficiency. They have limited ability to advance at work and in education, help their children with homework, take care of their family’s health, or participate in their communities. Project Read-Menlo Park is working to change that. We currently have 60 tutors matched with adults but there are many on our waiting list – we need you!

Registration is underway for Project Read-Menlo Park’s Spring Tutor Training. The next session begins Tuesday, May 7th and is held from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street. The training continues on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The final part of the training, to be held on Wednesday, June 12th, is a meeting for tutors who have started regularly working with students. If you cannot attend the next session, we have DVD and online training available.

Your benefits as a volunteer tutor include:

  • Satisfaction gained from helping adults improve their reading and writing skills
  • Interaction with a diverse cross-section of the Peninsula adult population
  • Access to Project Read’s computer literacy lab and library
  • An opportunity to explore teaching

Project Read-Menlo Park has been serving the Menlo Park community with a free library-based literacy program since 1985. Volunteer tutors are trained to work with adults to help them improve reading, writing, and pronunciation skills. It is funded by the City of Menlo Park, California Library Literacy Services, Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and local contributions. For more information, call Project Read-Menlo Park at (650) 330-2525 or e-mail Alice Bradshaw at aabradshaw@menlopark.org or Roberta Roth rlroth@menlopark.org.

 

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