Volunteer Literacy Tutor for adult students

(Barrie Literacy Council)

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Position ID: V-BAR0085 Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 Last Full Update: 03 Feb 2020
Opportunity Details
CommentsInformation session is mandatory to find out what is involved with being a tutor to another adult. Tutor training workshop (about 15 hours) prepares you before being matched with an adult student. Ongoing assistance from staff is provided once you start.
ContactKelli Kane, Administrative Assistant, Barrie Literacy Council; Phone: 705-728-7323 * 705-817-3457; Email: admin@barrieliteracy.ca
DutiesVolunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. We also have students who require help getting their GED. 
NOTE: We ask potential tutors to commit for one year so that they can come alongside a student for that length of time - once students make the decision to improve their skills, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.
More Info Linkwww.barrieliteracy.ca
BenefitsWhat can you expect to get in return? 
1. Personal satisfaction in helping someone grow and helping another adult reach personal, educational or employment goals.  
2. Broadened imagination for creative problem solving. 
3. Involvement in community service. 
4. Deepened understanding of values and lifestyles different from your own. 
5. Networking opportunities with other volunteers.
ClientsAdults over the age of 20, who are not in school and who need help with reading, writing, math. Occasional GED (grade 12 equivalent) student. 
Average age is 37
Ages20 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Empathy and non-judgemental
Commitment Lengthmin. of one year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesSchedule for meeting with student is determined by tutor and student.
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Number of PositionsBarrie: 25 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 20 individual(s) 
45 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Mandatory before training: Feb 24, 2020 morning. March 12, 2020 evening. May 5, 2020 morning ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; Call for details.
TransportationNear public transit
Cost$15 for Tutor Training Workshop to hold spot, and cover cost of materials.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable sector check
Agency Details
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Organization NameBarrie Literacy Council
Office PhoneVoice Only 705-728-7323  
Text Only 705-728-7155
Address & Map
80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
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