There are five ways to get involved with Project: LEARN! Read on to learn about becoming a tutor, bookstore volunteer or donor to our organization. To get more information about becoming involved with Project: LEARN, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330/723-1314 .
Become a Volunteer Tutor
You can change a life by becoming a volunteer tutor with Project: LEARN! What could be more rewarding than helping a mother learn to read a bedtime story to her daughter? Or seeing the pride in a student’s eyes as he tells you he just passed the GED?
To become a volunteer tutor, what’s needed is a desire to help someone learn and a willingness to work with a student in a flexible fashion to help them reach their goals. Volunteer tutors must be 21 years of age or older. It is preferred that volunteer tutors have some college coursework, and compassion for our students’ situations and a commitment to stick with our students through the process as they learn.
Project: LEARN provides free training to all volunteer tutors. Through a training session with a supervising tutor, new tutors learn about methods and curriculum used to tutor adults in basic reading/ESL and in GED test preparation. After the tutor training is complete, volunteer tutors are matched with students by our supervising tutors, based on scheduling, location, expertise and rapport. Supervising tutors provide the initial curriculum and guidance throughout the tutoring process, to ensure the student is getting the assistance needed to achieve his or her goals. Tutors usually meet with their students once per week for 60 to 90 minutes, at a location and schedule convenient for both.