Literacy tutoring

Write On! Student Literature: Expressing our thoughts and opinions - Issue 7 (2012)

This is an annual publication that showcases writing by adult learners at Literacy Unlimited, a community organization based in the Montreal suburb of Pointe Claire.

This year, all learners were invited to submit a piece about a “first” that they had experienced. Their responses include descriptions of the first day on a new job, the birth of a child, and the first time playing softball.

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2012-07-20

Write On! Student Literature: Expressing our thoughts and opinions - Issue 6 (2011)

Spring 2011

Write On! is a publication of Literacy Unlimited, a community organization based in the Montreal suburb of Pointe Claire. It features writing by the organization’s adult learners.

The works include poetry, opinion pieces, and personal anecdotes. Work by some of the learners has appeared in previous issues of Write On! and one woman describes how her life has changed since the time of the essay she wrote several years ago.

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2011-11-18

Yamaska Literacy Council: Our stories - the first 30 years, 1981-2011 (2011)

This document was prepared to mark the 30th anniversary of the Yamaska Literacy Council (YLC), which serves English-speaking adults in the western part of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The organization was established initially as the Townshippers Reading Council and was one of the founding members of Literacy Volunteers of Quebec.

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2011-11-08

Building Capacity to Attract and Retain Literacy Volunteers (2005)

A Research Report

READ Saskatoon, a community-based volunteer literacy organization, like many literacy organizations in Canada, is experiencing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining tutor volunteers. The research project presented in this report was designed to contribute to READ Saskatoon’s ongoing efforts to build organizational learning capacity to meet literacy needs in Saskatoon.

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2008-03-27

How to Train Homework Club Volunteers (2007)

A Frontier College Tutor's Guide

Frontier College developed this guide as an aid for those involved in training volunteer homework club tutors. The purpose of tutor training is to extend tutors’ knowledge, strengthen their skills and increase their confidence so they feel prepared to tutor. This resource guide has been designed for both new and experienced facilitators.

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2008-03-26

Monitoring Tools: Monitoring Tools for Volunteer Tutor Programs (2006)

Project Literacy Victoria

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

Ready, Set, KNOW (2003)

A Handbook for New Tutors

Many new tutors who volunteer with literacy networks feel nervous, scared or anxious and frequently wonder what they have gotten themselves into. This handbook tries to bridge the gap between a new tutor joining a literacy program and beginning his or her tutor training program.

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2008-02-01

Dani Harder - Memories of a Life Well Lived (2002)

For almost three years, Dani was a volunteer tutor in the Independent Studies program at Frontier College, where she acted as a classroom teaching assistant helping students in our three literacy classes to learn.

This is a tribute to Dani and a life well lived.

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2006-02-09

Breaking the Cycle of Violence (2003)

Resources for Literacy Workers

This book is a resource for literacy workers. One of its focus is on the challenges of people having limited literacy skills when they attempt to access counselling services. It also includes information for workers who may be working with victims of abuse and violence.

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2005-11-23

A Tool Kit (2001)

Decision Making Tools for Literacy Networks in Nova Scotia

The tools provided in this document are intended to serve as a basis for Networks to determine whether their programs meet the literacy and upgrading needs of adult Nova Scotians. Most importantly, the actual process of using the tool-kit will result in a critical reflection on all aspects of program practice.

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2004-02-25

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