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 contact us to let us know that you are interested in receiving more information.
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 contact us about other volunteer opportunities.
Prospective Tutor Frequently Asked Questions
130 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 991-9840 Fax: (920) 991-1012