7 Whittlesey Avenue
P.O. Box 366
New Milford, CT 06776
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9:30am - 2:30pm
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This section is especially for our hard-working tutors. It is a place where you can find:
Check back frequently to see what is new. You can also send us suggestions on resources to add or about new features that you would like to see.
Also, please feel free to to send us your own files to share. These can be flashcards you have created, useful images you have found, or even sample lesson plans.
Literacy Volunteers on the Green depends upon volunteer tutors to share the gift of literacy. Our tutors have a passion for helping others and making a difference in their communities. Tutors choose when and where they are available to tutor. They work with individuals or groups of fewer than four learners.
Upon completion of tutor training a volunteer is matched with a student based upon available times and locations. Tutor training consists of an individual orientation meeting, an observation of a current class and a series of three 3 hour group sessions.
Responsibilities: The role of a tutor is to provide literacy instruction using a student-centered approach which focuses on the student’s language experience and real-life needs. Tutors are asked to commit to one year of tutoring for 90 minutes per week.
Requirements for English as a Second Language Tutors: Tutors must be fluent English speakers who are proficient in reading and writing English. Tutors should also have access to e-mail and the Internet. Literacy Volunteers on the Green uses an established and successful teaching model to insure quality instruction and consistency so that students can make good progress. We provide students and tutors with textbooks and train tutors in the use of the textbooks and supplemental materials. Since tutor training is provided, no teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Rewards: Priceless. Our tutors say that they gain far more than they give when they see their students achieve personal or professional milestones. More than 70% of our tutors have remained with LVG for more than three years.
Tutor Victoria Miller passed on some useful links from About.com’s English as a Second Language site with resources to help students start conversations. Below are a selection of links from this great resource.
Top 10 Questions for Starting a Conversation and How to Expand on Them
Related Lesson Plans:
50 of the Most Important Basic English Questions