8. Congratulations, you have completed your training
Next Steps: Call your local literacy organization and let them know that you have completed this course. You can now begin the process of being matched with a student. Contact your local literacy provider for a certificate. We only print out certificates that are requested by program managers who have evaluated a tutor who has taken this online workshop.
Each adult literacy organization follows a different procedure for matching students and tutors. Some will make the match right away; others might ask you to wait a few weeks as they recruit a student for you or find one that is available during your tutoring hours.
If you are matched right away, you will use the information you learned in this workshop immediately. You may return to this site frequently to review the information you just learned.
For this site we also provide additional links to tutoring strategies, lesson plans, and other materials that you might find useful in the option activities and links.
Going Forward: Your best resource for tutoring will be your local literacy program. Try some of these ideas:
- Ask for an experienced tutor to mentor you.
- Visit the literacy organization's library.
- Talk with the program manager to find community resources.
- Network with a group of tutors to support each other.
- Read your organization's newsletter for ideas and tutor tips.
- Join a national organization such as ProLiteracy America.
If you do not live near a literacy program, but you are tutoring a student, click on our website at The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, http://www.valrc.org/, then click on "Resources" in the tab at the top to access our many literacy and instructional sites.
If you are not continuing this training, please fill out our short survey,which will take 2-5 minutes.Your input will help us with future planning!
Congratulations! You have successfully completed the online training. If you would like a tutoring certificate, please ask your organization's program manager to contact us. We will then send her a certificate to sign and hand to you. Thank you for providing feedback and best wishes for a successful and rewarding tutoring experience.