Literacy tutors

Write On! Student Literature: Expressing our thoughts and opinions - Issue 5 (2010)

Spring 2010

This is a collection of writings by adult students of Literacy Unlimited, a community organization in the Montreal area. Their writing includes poetry, fiction and personal anecdotes.

Many of the students were born outside Canada and some of their writing focuses on how they found a new life in this country.

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2011-11-18

Family Tutoring (2009)

Families Learning to Read and Write Together

Family Tutoring is a family literacy program developed by the NWT Literacy Council to support school-aged children and their families in their efforts to develop reading and writing skills. The program is geared for parents, teacher’s assistants, and tutors who work with children at the emerging and early reader stages.

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2010-01-08

Creating Learning Partners (2011)

A facilitator's guide for training effective adult literacy tutors

This training guide is intended for literacy coordinators and others who train adult literacy tutors.

It is divided into 12 units dealing with such topics as learning styles; characteristics of adult learners; planning for learning; and learning disabilities.

As well, two units focus specifically on English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring.

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2008-09-04

Environmental Scan: Literacy Work in Canada (2007)

Summary Report

During the fall of 2007, Movement for Canadian Literacy conducted an environmental scan of the anglophone literacy field in Canada, gathering data through the use of key informant interviews and a literature review. The intent of this scan was to set the stage for a larger study of the sector. It was necessary to conduct this scan because much of the knowledge about literacy work in Canada is informal and anecdotal.

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2008-06-11

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

The World of Literacy Education is Shaped Like a Triangle, But We Are Starting To Change It (2006)

Some say the world is flat. Others insist it is round. But what I have learned working in the field of adult literacy and basic and education (ABLE) for almost 40 years is that our world is triangular. How is this possible? Since the late 1960's I have lived in what I would describe as a three-cornered world.

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2006-06-22

Productivity, Employment, and Essential Skills (2000)

Conference Final Report

These are notes from the fourth WWestnet conference. Its goal was to have participants pause to ‘take stock' of the progress made during the last ten years; then to look forward to the challenges facing the Canadian workforce in the new century. The conference evaluations indicate that most people thought the conference was worthwhile, with high ratings for organization and overall success.

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2006-06-14

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