Tutor Job Description
- What: Volunteer tutors teach reading, writing, and speaking English to adults.
- Why: To help native English speakers acquire or improve their English skills (Adult Basic Literacy) or to help non-English speakers improve their skills (English as a Second Language Learners.)
- Training: LCBC trains its volunteer tutors with 2 hours of training at the LCBC office.
- Hours: Ideally, our tutors meet with their students twice a week for 1.5 hours. We match students and tutors based on mutually agreeable times of the day/week to meet.
- Where: Tutors and students meet in rooms at LCBC in Bentonville or at the Rogers, Bentonville, or Bella Vista Public libraries.
- Instructional Materials: All materials are provided to tutors and students free of charge.
- Dependable and prompt
- Interested in meeting a variety of people
- Willing to maintain the confidentiality of students
- Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic
- At least 18 years old and high school graduate
- A sense of humor
- Increased understanding and appreciation of different values and lifestyles
- Increased skill in creative problem solving
- A warm sense of accomplishment in helping improve someone’s life
- Tutors report their class hours to LCBC each Friday by recording them in the book at LCBC.
- For evaluation, tutors note students’ progress, goals, achievements, milestones, and report these to LCBC.
- Tutors help the students develop confidence and a positive attitude toward learning by affirming their progress.
- Tutors show respect for the students by listening, and involving them in decisions about the learning process.
- Tutors are positive, not critical.
- Tutors come prepared with lessons.
- Tutors seek to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause a student to have difficulty learning to read.