Nothing is more rewarding than helping an adult to learn.
If you are 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED®, attend our tutor trainings and become an adult literacy tutor. Once you complete training, you will be ready to help an adult learner with the skills that lead to family-sustaining jobs.
The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy’s updated trainings now include digital skills as basic literacy, necessary for work and for all aspects of adult life.
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Basic (prerequisite)Study about adult learners and develop strategies for helping adults improve their knowledge and skills. Basic Tutor Training includes an in-person introductory evening class, online individual and group study, and a concluding, six-hour in-person Saturday class. Tutors who complete this training can work with adults at a variety of levels, from those who are emerging readers (up to third grade level), others at a pre-secondary level (fourth through eigth grade).
GED®Learn to successfully support learners in achieving career, civic, and personal goals. Participants will develop a better understanding of the skills, interests, and perspectives of the adults they serve. By the end of the session, tutors will be prepared to coach learners on the content and expectations of the GED® exam, know how to develop lessons to supplement GED® materials; and use technology to engage a variety of learning styles.
English as a Second Language (ESL)Did you know that according to the 2012 Census, Philadelphia’s increased population is because of immigration? There is a growing need to support ESL learners in Philadelphia. With the increase of immigrants and refugees, many new learners are eager to fill the job market. Through this training, acquire more skills and resources to use specifically with adult ESL learners to help increase their employability and improve their ability to contribute to our vibrant and ever-growing community of the city of Philadelphia.
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