Payne Education Center Hosts Volunteer Tutor Training
Payne Education Center is conducting trainings for paraprofessionals, educational support staff and tutors on January 12, February 7 and March 8. The three hour training includes notebooks for the tutor and student as well as other materials. The cost is $75.00. For more information call Payne Education Center at 405-755-4205.
Why Tutor? When giving becomes receiving
When giving becomes receiving
Teaching another to read provides the student with the ultimate gift – the power of understanding the written word. It is difficult for those who do read to understand that kind of power. But when you sit side by side , the joy is shared and unilateral, like a growing snowball. Letters become syllables that become words; sentences become paragraphs that become stories. Each step is a part of a journey. Giving someone that power, that piece of themselves that was previously buried and awaiting discovery, is every bit as priceless for the tutor as it is for the student.
One of the greatest pioneers of literacy, Frank Laubach, once stated, “The greatest thrill I have ever had is to see the joy in a person’s face when he first learns to read. I would rather see that than eat.”
What does a tutor do?
- Meets one on one with learner once or twice a week * helps student to determine their goals * uses lesson plans * encourages learner to persevere
FAQ’s about tutoring
- How do I know what to do?
- How often do I meet with student?
- What resources do I use?
- How on earth do I teach another to read?
- What goals do I set for my student?
- Do I develop a lesson plan? How?
The answer to all of these questions is Training
Literacy organizations across the metro OKC area conduct tutor training sessions at various times throughout the year. We post all training sessions that organizations make us aware of.