Literacy Volunteers To Train Tutors

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RAHWAY – Literacy Volunteers of Union County is recruiting new tutors to help adults learn how to read.

Registration has begun for the winter session of the group’s new tutors training workshop series.  This 15-hour workshop will be conducted over three Saturdays.  Sessions One and Two will take place at the Rahway Public Library located at 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, on Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2010.

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All three sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m.  There is a $40 Registration Fee to cover the cost of materials used for training. Need-based scholarships are available to cover the registration fee.

Literacy Volunteers of Union County is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization that improves the lives of adults by teaching them to read, write and speak English so they can participate more fully in family, workplace and community life.   Tutors meet with their students one hour a week at public libraries throughout Union County.

Volunteers do not need any teaching experience and it is not necessary to know a foreign language to become a volunteer. Through the program, adult learners have been able to obtain a driver’s license, earn a high school equivalency diploma, and increase their ability to get better jobs and be more productive workers.

Other adult learners are giving back to the community by facilitating a support group, teaching a computer skills class at a local library to adult learners and conducting conversation groups to enable students to become more comfortable in speaking and writing English.

Literacy Volunteers recently launched a new website, www.lvaunion.org. Visit the website and click on “Become Involved” to register for the new tutors training workshop.  You may also register by calling Susan at 1-908-755-7998.

Editor’s Note: Training session dates and locations updated on Nov. 20, 2009.


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