April 26, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is required to become a tutor?
A. Anyone can become a tutor, and we are always in need of volunteers! All we require is a desire to help others improve their reading, writing, or mathematical skills. We rely on the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteer tutors. We will provide you with the training and support you need to be successful.

Q. Do I need previous teaching experience?
A. No. We have a tutor training program that teaches you everything you need to know about tutoring.

Q. How are tutoring assignments made?
A. Tutors and learners are matched up by our director, Sue Edge. She takes into account location, skills, needs, and availability when making the matches.

Q. How often do tutors meet with their students?
A. Tutors and students are asked to meet once a week. A typical tutoring session is one hour. Some tutors and students choose to meet twice a week, or for longer sessions such as 1 1/2 hours. Decisions concerning frequency and duration of tutoring sessions are left up to the tutors and learners.

Q. How do I track my student's progress?
A. We ask tutors to send in a monthly tutoring report form. If you have questions or concerns about your student's progress, we ask that you meet with our director in order to address concerns and assess your student's progress.