The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) in Falls Church announced this week it is in need of more than 75 new volunteer Basic Literacy tutors to help area English-speaking adults learn to read and write, it announced this week. Currently on a waiting list to be matched with tutors, these adult students are eager to improve their literacy skills by working one-to-one with a trained volunteer.
Each year, LCNV holds eight tutor training workshops to prepare volunteer tutors to provide individualized instruction to adult students who want to improve their literacy skills. Each tutor is trained, matched with a student, and encouraged to meet weekly for an hour and a half to help the student improve his or her reading and writing skills. No teaching or foreign language skills are required. A $40 training fee covers the cost of books and materials. All tutor training workshops take place at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road in Falls Church, but the tutoring will take place in a library or community center in the tutor’s neighborhood. Students and tutors are matched based on geographic proximity to make the weekly sessions as convenient as possible.
The next Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop will be held three consecutive Saturdays – Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 – from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. All three sessions are required for tutors. They will be held at the James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church). For more information, email [email protected] or call 703-237-0866.