Tutors still needed to help adults struggling with literacy

Adult volunteers still needed in Agassiz, Harrison and Hope

Tutor training in Agassiz has started, and there is still room for more people to join.

Tutors volunteer their time within the community to adults needing help with literacy and numeracy. The training was supposed to be held as day long weekend sessions, but the timing was changed recently, said coordinator Debbie Lamberger.

The first few training sessions have already passed, and run Monday and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. until February 6. Sessions are held in the boardroom at the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services, along with a light dinner.

Lamberger said anyone who is interested in tutoring adults in the Hope, Agassiz and Harrison area, but can’t join in this round of training, should let her know. If there is enough interest in more training, she can organize another session.

There is a definite need for more tutors in the area, she said, with many adults on a waiting list for help.

Topics covered in training are working with adults, learning styles and strategies, reading and writing processes, ESL, numeracy, lesson planning and monitoring progress.

For more information on becoming a tutor, or if you are an adult needing help with literacy, phone Lamberger at 604-796-2585.