In-person tutor training returns!

Aug 5, 2021Articles

After a year and a half of operating exclusively online, Literacy Pittsburgh will once again offer the opportunity to attend our Introductory Tutor Training workshop in person. Two workshops are currently scheduled: Saturday, August 28 at our Downtown Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturday, September 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. We will limit attendance to allow for safe distancing, and all current CDC health guidelines will be followed.

If you have friends or family who have been waiting for the return to in-person training to volunteer, please spread the word, as this opportunity may go fast!

While some public libraries have re-opened for students and tutors to meet, many remain closed for larger meetings and public programming. We are closely monitoring the situation and will schedule monthly in-person trainings as space and safety allow. Check our website Volunteer section for training schedule updates.

For those who prefer the convenience of training from home, Zoom Introductory Tutor Trainings will continue to be offered once a month, on weeknight evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Part 2 training will still be completed online. All volunteers can indicate when they apply whether they prefer to tutor in-person, virtually, or a combination of both as needed.

Whether on a computer screen or face-to-face, we look forward to meeting prospective tutors and sharing with them the success and satisfaction that comes with helping adult learners accomplish their goals. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council) helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Last year, Literacy Pittsburgh helped more than 4,000 individuals acquire the skills needed to reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, digital literacy, English language learning, math, reading, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown Pittsburgh Learning Center.       

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