Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Online Training

Florida Literacy Coalition Online Tutor Training

The Florida Literacy Coalition is facilitating two online tutor training courses August 13-31.  One course will be focused on basic literacy skills and the other will include ESOL techniques. Users will navigate the course at their own leisure during these three weeks and complete the course by creating a lesson plan. 

No foreign language skills or prior teaching experience required. Erika Greene of Lake County Library Systems, and Olive Burkard, a Proltieracy certified trainer, will be facilitating these courses. 

Sign up before space runs out!  Click on this link:

Friday, July 20, 2012

You can still Register...

Tutor Training

Date:  Saturday, July 28, 2012

Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:     Palm Beach Atlantic University          
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33416 

Cost: A $10 registration fee includes the tutor workbook for the class.

Registration:  To register for the training, fill out the form below, detach and mail it with the $10 registration fee* to: Literacy Coalition of Palm
Or register online at www.literacypbc.org 
Phone: (561) 921-4713

Beach County 551 SE 8th Street, Suite 505, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Monday, January 30, 2012

Help for Tutors!

Don't forget to check this website, created by Florida Literacy Coalition for tutors:  http://floridaliteracy.org/tutor_help_center.html

It includes strategies, tips, lesson plans and handouts for literacy and English learners.

If you find other helpful websites for tutors, please share them with us.

Tutoring Class of January 2012!

On Saturday, January 28, we had twenty-eight enthusiastic volunteers attend our Tutor Training at Palm Beach State College!  Trainer Megan Richards spent the day with them, reviewing tutoring strategies and techniques. 

They will now go out into the community and begin working with adult learners to improve their reading skills and learn English as a second language.

To our new tutors:  Thank you for your interest, your energy and your passion.  You will impact many lives in our County through your efforts!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Games for your student

This is a great website and it's free to join.  There are lots of quizzes and games on many subjects that you can play with your student or your student can play alone.  Check it out:  http://www.quia.com/web

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Welcome to TutorTalk!  Now that you are a tutor, or will be soon, we hope that you will share your successes, challenges and resources with other tutors in the area.

Sister Frances at St. Joan of Arc told me that one of the tutors there loves this website for teaching English: