July 3, 2022

Volunteers Needed to Help Valley Shore Residents; Tutor Training Starts March 24

AREAWIDE – Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, CT, Inc. is a private non-profit organization.  Our mission is to train tutors to teach Basic Reading (BR) and English as a Second Language (ESL) to residents of the Valley Shore area who wish to improve their reading, writing or speaking English to improve their life and work skills.  This one-to-one instruction is held confidential and is completely without charge to the student.

Tutor training is a 14-hour program conducted over seven sessions held each spring and again in the fall of every year.  The next training session begins March 24 and runs through May 19. The deadline for applications is Feb. 26.

Our Workshop Leaders have developed a comprehensive program that provides prospective tutors the skills and resources to help them succeed. A background in education is not necessary – just a desire to tutor and a commitment to helping a student improve their skill in basic literacy or English as a Second Language over the period of one year after the completion of training.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact the Literacy Volunteers office by phone at (860) 399-0280 or by e-mail at jferrara@vsliteracy.org. The Literacy Volunteers office is in the basement of Westbrook Public Library.