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Adult learners at the Cape Fear Literacy Council meet one-on-one with tutors throughout the year, focusing on skills necessary for them to achieve their personal, educational, or employment goals. No teaching experience is required!
Small group sessions and/or classes are also available:
- Readers' Theater
- Memoir Class
These sessions can be held here at our office, a coffee shop, public library or other public places! We ask that our pairs do not meet at a student or tutors home. Some students and tutors also choose to meet via ZOOM.
In order to become a tutor for the Adult Literacy program:
- Volunteers must be 18 or older and a high school graduate.
- Complete a 9-hour tutor training workshop for Adult Literacy to become Pro-Literacy Certified.
- Have time to teach!
- We ask one-on-one tutors to commit to teaching 3 hours/week plus prep for at least six months.
Adult Literacy FAQ
HOW LONG DO WE MEET WITH OUR STUDENTS?
It is recommended that you meet with your student twice weekly for 1.5 hours, which is typical for our pairs. We can adjust this based on your student’s needs.
HOW LONG DO WE WORK WITH OUR STUDENTS?
The time will vary according to each student’s needs and motivation to reach their goals. Some tutors work with students for two to three years or longer, while some only work with a student for a few months. If you reach a point where you feel the pairing or the progress level is not working for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with program staff to discuss reassignment.
HOW DO WE MEASURE PROGRESS?
Standardized assessments are done annually or after a minimum of 40 instructional hours. These evaluations are essential to give your student some tangible measure of progress and to receive grant funding. Informal assessments are also built into the skill books to check progress and retention, and staff will ask for periodic updates on student achievements and “real-life” progress.
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