Building skills, giving back, and changing lives for over 25 years
Serving Outagamie, Waupaca, northern Calumet, and northern Winnebago Counties
Online Training (Step 3)
Information will be provided at tutor training.
Classroom Session (Step 2)
Choose ONE (1) session
Monday, November 4: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, November 21: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
130 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 991-9840
Frequently Asked Questions
When does Fox Valley Literacy hold new tutor trainings?
Fox Valley Literacy conducts tutor-training sessions throughout the year. Orientation and training schedules are posted here. Simply register for the orientation date that works best with your schedule.
Do I receive any kind of certification after completing the tutor training?
Tutors who complete the full training receive certification that is recognized by ProLiteracy, an international advocacy and membership organization. Because Fox Valley Literacy is a member of ProLiteracy, our tutors are receive valuable information from them as well.
Do I get to choose the student I want to tutor?
After your training, we do ask your preferences for the type of student you want to tutor, however, we may not always be able to match you with exactly the type of student you request. We want to provide you the most rewarding volunteer experience possible but we must also get our students learning as quickly as possible. Being flexible means that you will get matched -- and you will get started -- much faster. We will match you with the student that needs you the most!
What if I have no previous tutor experience and do not have an education background?
Tutors do not need prior teaching experience and they do not need to know a foreign language.
You DO need:
A commitment to your volunteer activity
A cooperative attitude
Initial training and occasional in-service training
A commitment to doing a reasonable amount of record-keeping
A genuine interest in helping your adult student
What if I am not ready to tutor now but would like to support Fox Valley Literacy's work in some other way?
There are many ways to support Fox Valley Literacy! Please email email@example.com to find out about other volunteer opportunities.
One Hour Orientation Info Session (Step 1)
Choose ONE (1) session
Monday, October 28: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, November 14: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
"The relationships I have developed have been by far the most rewarding part of this experience."
Fox Valley Literacy Tutor
Becoming a volunteer tutor is a rewarding experience. If you like to read - and like people - you will be a great tutor! Our 6 hour training program is designed for anyone. You don't have to have teaching experience or know a foreign language.
We provide a strong foundational training for all volunteers interested in becoming tutors. The training is blended with online and classroom instruction. The online portion can be completed in the comfort of your own home or in our computer lab. The classroom style training will be held at the office. Training covers pedagogy styles and theories as well as cultural competencies. Tutors learn how to develop a lesson plan and gain familiarity with our teaching and learning materials and additional resources. Throughout the tutoring experience, staff will provide ongoing support.