A Washtenaw Literacy mentor is a dedicated volunteer who has tutored for at least one year and has decided they would like to help support other tutors. There are four areas the mentors assist staff: traditional mentoring, Day 6, workshops and the Community Literacy Resource Center.
Each new group of tutors is assigned a traditional mentor. This mentor will be available to new tutors for questions, etc. They will check in monthly in the beginning of a placement.
The mentors plan and coordinate the optional Day 6 training. This is a time to meet the mentors and practice strategies. It is a fun, informative evening!
These mentors coordinate and plan topic specific workshops for tutors and learners throughout the year. This includes the yearly daylong workshop called Power Tutoring.
This group staffs the Community Literacy Resource Center (CLRC)* on the 15th of each month (regardless of the day), 5:00-7:00 p.m. They also keep an inventory of the room and help staff order new materials.
*The Community Literacy Resource Center (CLRC) is also accessible Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM by keyless entry. Contact the Washtenaw Literacy office at (734) 879-1320 for entry instructions.