New Tutors Receive Literacy Certification

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UNION COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of Union County recently certified 25 new volunteers who will begin tutoring adult learners.  The new tutors will teach basic reading skills, English as a second language as well as instruct at a special G.E.D. test preparation class.

New volunteers are trained at a 15-hour tutor workshop.  During the workshop they obtain the skills needed to work with adult learners.  You do not need to speak a foreign language or have teaching experience.  To become a tutor, you need to be at least 18 years old, attend the workshop and have a desire to make a difference in someone’s life.

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The next workshop will be conducted at the Union Public Library at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union.  The dates are: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19.  The sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Attendance is required at all sessions. There is a non-refundable $40 registration fee to cover the cost of materials distributed at the workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available to cover this fee for qualifying individuals.

Registration for the workshop is now being accepted online at www.lvaunion.org.  Click on the link in Upcoming Events to fill out a registration form.

Literacy Volunteers of Union County is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization dedicated to increasing the literacy of adults and their families in Union County.  Through its network of more than 200 volunteer tutors, Literacy Volunteers is enhancing the lives of more than 600 adult learners.  To learn more, email susan@lvaunion.org or call Susan at 1-908-755-7998.


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