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 three of our featured workshops:

  • Our premier professional development event, Power Tutoring, allows tutors from around the region to explore tutoring topics and strategies, while also sharing ideas and experiences with your peers. Held on the third Saturday in February, 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 each year.  
  • Tutor Tune-up: Each summer, we offer refresher training workshops called Tutor Tune-up.  Held on two consecutive Saturdays in August, Tutor Tune-up is a more intimate workshop experience with distinct Basic Literacy and ESL tracks. 
  • Held in October or November every year, Fall Forum workshops focus on the more social-emotional aspects of tutoring.  

♦  Current Washtenaw Literacy Tutors, Mentors, and Open Tutoring 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).