Professional Development


Washtenaw Literacy believes strongly in offering regular and ongoing professional development opportunities for our tutors. We offer a combination of formal tutor training and topical continuing education workshops throughout the year. For tutors who want to take their tutoring skills to the next level, we offer a Master Tutor Certification program. Additionally, you will find links below to a selection of highly recognized training and certification programs. 


♦  Washtenaw Literacy Workshops: topical workshops offered throughout the year for all tutors.  To see the current workshop offerings and register, click here. Below are two of our featured workshop:

  • Our premier workshop, Power Tutoring, allows tutors from around the region to explore tutoring topics and strategies, while also sharing ideas and experiences with your peers. This day-long collection of workshops is designed with you, the tutor, in mind based on your feedback and the current trends in the adult literacy arena. We strive to provide you with a fresh and thought-provoking list of workshops with which to choose from each year.  Click here for more information and click here to register!
  • Tutor Tune-up: Each summer, we offer refresher training workshops for Basic Literacy tutors and, separately, ESL tutors called Tutor Tune-up. Click here for the Tutor Tune-up Summer 2017 schedule and registration form.

♦  Current Washtenaw Literacy Tutors, Mentors, and Group Coordinators also have access to password protected website pages for additional resources! Click here to login. If you need login or password information, please contact our office at (734) 337-3338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

♦  Take an online course, join a discussion group, or just find resources at LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System).