Tutor Training

Tutor Training Action Steps:

  1. Attend an ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy - Register online or call (734) 337-3338.  This is a pre-requisite for all other training.
  2. Decide what kind of tutoring you wish to do (program options) - Undecided?  Click on the program of interest to you, to read volunteer job descriptions.  
    1. Basic Literacy Personal Tutoring
    2. ESL Personal Tutoring
    3. Basic Literacy Community Tutoring
    4. ESL Community Tutoring
    5. Special Program Jail
    6. Special Program Prep 100
    7. Special Program New Pages Learning Lab
  3. Register for Training - In your post-ABCs registration form or email Alison Austin, Program Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
    1. Core Tutor Training - All tutors are encouraged to complete Core Tutor Training.  Click here to see a description of the included modules.  Core Tutor Training prepares volunteers to tutor in any and all of our programs. 
    2. "Quick Start" - For tutors who need a quick start option, a truncated training is available for some programs.  "Quick start" training requirements are listed in volunteer job descriptions above.
  4. Add all training dates to your calendar!  - Click here to read a description of each module as well as the specific dates for each.
  5. Download this Training Tracker so you can monitor your progress - Click here to download your training tracker.
  6. Download the training coursepack - (full packet coming in March)
  7. Get started by completing self-paced modules - After each module, you must submit a "completion form" to receive credit for the module.
    1. Foundation of Adult Literacy Tutoring and the required completion form
    2. Assessment for Learning and the required completion form
    3. Learning Disabilities, part 1 and the required completion form(Basic Literacy only)
    4. Culture, part 1 and the required completion form(ESL only)
    5. Trauma-Informed Tutoring and the required completion form
  8. Follow along with these resources
    1. Scaffolded Session Planning - presentation slides and requested response form
    2. Session Planning for ESL Community Tutoring - presentation slides and requested response form
    3. Materials, Tools & Resources - presentation slides and requested response form
    4. Reading Comprehension - presentation slides and requested response form
    5. Word Study for Basic Literacy - presentation slides and requested response form
    6. Speaking & Listening for ESL  - presentation slides and requested response form
    7. Vocabulary - presentation slides and requested response form
    8. Digital Literacy Skills for Basic Literacy - presentation slides and requested response form
    9. DEI in Adult Literacy Tutoring - presentation slides and requested response form
    10. Learning Disabilities for Basic Literacy - presentation slides and requested response form
    11. Culture for ESL - presentation slides and requested response form
    12. Plain Language - presentation slides and requested response form
    13. Anti-Racism, Privilege & Power  - presentation slides and requested response form
    14. Orientation (Program-specific) - conducted by your coordinating staff member, then you receive your certificate of completion!
Questions?

Contact our Program Director Alison Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..