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Tutor Tip of the Month

It’s Literacy Month!

This is a month to especially celebrate what we celebrate year-round: literacy!

You can celebrate on many levels: with your learner, with your literacy program and in the community.

Here are some ideas –

With Your Learner:

  • Have a celebration to honor the progress you have made both in building your relationship and in building literacy skills.
  • Write letters to each other describing what literacy means to you.
  • Set goals for the next few months. - Do something out-of-the ordinary and fun for a tutoring session.

With Your Literacy Program:

  • Be sure to check out what the literacy program has planned.
  • Have a small, informal party for all learners and tutors.
  • Write a letter about what participating in the literacy program means to you and give it to the staff. Offer to send it to city or county officials or to the newspaper as a letter to the editor.

In the Community:

  • If nothing is happening in your community, make something happen. Like what? How about having a movie night at the literacy program? The movie will be based on a book.
  • Share what you are doing as a volunteer with others. Help them to see that literacy matters and it is a problem they can be a part of addressing right here in your community.
  • Bring program information around with you. Maybe your hair salon would keep some brochures out, or your favorite restaurant would put up a sign.

No matter how you celebrate, have a great month, and THANK YOU for all you do as a tutor!


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