Tutor Certification Program:
We are excited to announce our Tutor Certification Program! While all Project Read tutors complete initial Tutor Certification (attending literacy labs and tutor training), we are now encouraging our continuing and seasoned tutors to recertify every six months. Our hope is that this program will help you grow your current skills and leave you better equipped to tutor and mentor your student. And if that isn’t compelling enough, certified tutors will be entered in a semiannual drawing for Amazon gift cards. Huzzah!
To certify every six months, you must
- Attend at least two hours of literacy training. Training is flexible! You could teach and attend a Literacy Lab, participate in a Project Read training or workshop (see the Calendar for dates and times), or take advantage of some of the great online offerings available (create a FREE account with ProLiteracy, check out trainings available through LINCS, or take an adult literacy training offered by TEAL, just to name a few).
- Submit one lesson plan for review to the Project Read literacy specialist.
- Turn in at least 85% (five out of six) of your monthly reports on time (by the 5th of each month).
To qualify for the first tutor certification drawing, you must complete the recertification requirements by December 2017 and report your training hours on the new monthly report form. Good luck! Burgeoning tutor greatness inevitably awaits (and possibly some free online shopping).
If you will be attending a non-Project Read class or training you think should count towards the two-hour training requirement, please contact the Project Read staff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; 801-448-READ (7323). Also, feel free to contact Project Read if you have any questions or concerns about the Tutor Certification Program. We are happy to help, and we appreciate all that you do!