Partners in Reading, San Jose Public Library


Literacy/Education - Change a Life - Become an Adult Literacy Tutor - May 26, 2021 Orientation

Become a Tutor

By becoming a volunteer literacy tutor or technology coach, you’ll give adults a gift they can take with them forever. Every day, adult learners join Partners in Reading (PAR) to take advantage of this free adult basic literacy program to function independently.

To sign up for the upcoming online Tutor Orientation, and become a Partners in Reading (PAR) volunteer tutor:
1. Fill out the application.
2. Click on Sign Up button at the bottom of this announcement.

More details and the meeting link to the orientation will be sent to registrants.
 
Please Note: The last day to register is May 12, 2021

UPCOMING TUTOR ORIENTATION:

Date Location Time
May 26, 2021 Virtual* 6:00 P.M.
(*Please register BY MAY 12, 2021 to request more details and the meeting link.)

 

Volunteer Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Speak, read, and write English well
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass fingerprint clearance
  • Attend an online orientation
  • Complete online tutor training
  • Commit to at least 6 months of tutoring
  • Log volunteer hours
  • Meet virtually, in a library (when it re-opens), or other public place for tutoring sessions
  • Be comfortable using technology to report progress and to tutor

 

Benefits You'll Receive:

  • Professional development and training
  • Continued support through tutor meetings, in-service workshops, and individual consultation with staff
  • Satisfaction of helping your community grow stronger by helping adults build their basic literacy skills
  • Knowledge that you are making a significant difference in an adult's life
  • Better understanding of the causes and consequences of limited literacy

 

For more information, please contact the Partners in Reading (PAR) office:
Phone: 1-408-808-2361
E-mail: par.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

UPCOMING TUTOR ORIENTATION:

Date Location Time
May 26, 2021 Virtual* 6:00 P.M.
(*Please register BY MAY 12, 2021 to request more details and the meeting link.)

 

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 18+
  • I am willing to be fingerprinted Must be Yes
  • Minimum 6 month commitment Must be I am willing to commit to at least 6 months