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Small but Mighty Resources for Tutors

The following four resources for tutors working with adults are proof that good things come in small packages! Two can be found online: Tutor Tools Working with Beginning Readers And two can be borrowed from the Decoda Library: Literacy Tutor’s Guide: Reading for Meaning and the Writing Experience The Tutor’s Toolbox These small booklets are… Read more

Free ESL Tutor Training

The English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP) ended in 2014, but the ESLSAP tutor training resources continue to be available free online from Open School BC.  The resources are intended for anyone who is interested in working one-to-one with immigrants, helping them learn the English language. Here’s what’s available: ESLSAP Tutor Training… Read more

Speaking of volunteers …

Today we are pleased to welcome Chrisy Hill, Community Literacy Coordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Elk Valley, as a guest blogger. She describes and acknowledges the work of a special volunteer tutor in her community. Did you know that volunteering is a responsibility as a Canadian citizen? We don’t often think… Read more

VESL Tutor Tips

The Volunteer ESL Tutor Training Project of Calgary supports the professional development of volunteer ESL tutors. It is a collaborative effort of Bow Valley College, the Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. It has produced a VESL (Volunteering with ESL Learners) Tutor Tips guide. This 50 page document was created y ELL… Read more

Learning through Gardening

Today is Earth Day, a good time to think of embedding learning in gardening. Developed for adult literacy tutors, Learning Through Gardening is pack of four modules from Ireland. The modules cover math, digital literacy, communications and horticulture. Worksheets and tutor notes with tips and suggestions are included.  Click here to access this resource. And,… Read more

Tutor Ready

Developed through a partnership of LINCS’ Region 4 Professional Development Centre and Portland State University, Tutor Ready is a new, free online resource for literacy tutors. Tutor Ready puts tips and techniques into a just-in-time format organized around the four essential components of reading: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Within each component, content is presented… Read more