APL|Adult Literacy Program

 

708 S. Irma Blvd.

Gonzales, LA 70737

 

Tel: 225-647-3955

Become A Literacy Tutor!

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 Volunteers 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a literacy tutor. Tutoring gives you the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life, and to enrich your own. 

 

A Literacy Tutor helps an individual learner improve their reading and writing skills to reach a variety of goals: obtaining employment, helping a child with homework, and reading to a grandchild, to name just a few. The tutor and learner meet weekly for 2 hours in either two 1-hour sessions or one 2-hour session. Literacy tutors complete a 6 hour Tutor Training in Basic Literacy. During this training, volunteers will learn core skills such as creating goal-oriented lessons and how to incorporate authentic materials into a lesson. The ALP staff assess all learners entering the tutoring program and make all tutoring assignments.

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • Tutors must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. No previous teaching or tutoring experience required. 

  • Tutors must have the ability to be sensitive, patient, and understanding of the learner's situation, goals, and needs. 

  • Tutors must be able to read, write, and speak English comfortably. 

  • Tutors must successfully complete the 6-hour Tutor Orientation provided by the Ascension Parish Library Adult Literacy Program.

To volunteer as an Adult Literacy Tutor, register to attend a Basic Literacy training workshop. For additional questions or for more information, check out our Tutor Training page!

Volunteer Interest Form 

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