Literacy Forsyth is an organization that is so successful because of the hard work and dedication of its Volunteers. The organization has Volunteers who have given thousands of hours to provide free adult basic education to Forsyth County residents. Literacy Forsyth Volunteers complete a variety of task to help the organization run effectively, but the main role that Volunteers fill is that of Tutor.
The tutoring program is an all-volunteer program that primarily provides free tutoring to adults who are trying to improve their reading and writing skills. The program also tutors adults who are preparing for their GED test and also individuals who are learning English as a second language.
Becoming a tutor with Literacy Forsyth is easy! A person who is interested in tutoring just needs to attend the orientation session and then the initial one-day training. During training, we cover how to work with adult learners and strategies to teach literacy skills. After a volunteer completes the initial training, they are assigned to their first student. A tutor and student are matched based upon the student’s needs and the tutor’s interest. The tutor meets with the student in a public place like the library or at a local coffee shop. Most tutors meet with their students for one to two hours per week. The content of the tutoring sessions is always unique because each adult learner has unique needs. To support the learner, the tutor can use materials checked out from the Literacy Forsyth teaching collection, or sometimes the student has a text book he or she may want to utilize during the sessions.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact Annaliza at 770-876-2011 or email LiteracyForsyth@gmail.com.