Hosted by: Tompkins Learning Partners
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TLP volunteers are community members who understand that we exist in a complicated world in which we all have to help each other to succeed.
Volunteers provide one-on-one, small group, or classroom aide support for adults in Tompkins County working towards various literacy-related goals. We are always seeking tutors to work with students studying English as a second language, brushing up on and acquiring basic math and computer skills, and folks studying for the Citizenship Test and the new GED alternative test (TASC). In addition to working with adults in the Tompkins County area, we also provide service to Incarcerated Youth in nearby facilities.
We ask volunteer tutors to meet with students at least two hours a week for at least one year. Tutors also need to commit additional time at home to lesson preparation and monthly tutor reports, and are required to communicate with the program coordinator on a regular basis. Although sometimes students’ and tutors’ schedules may change, the most successful tutors are reliable and committed to their students and are available to meet consistently at the same day and time each week. Tutors and students meet in public, neutral places that are mutually convenient. Many choose to meet in one of our classrooms onsite at Tompkins Learning Partners.
In order to be eligible to volunteer with TLP, you must be a high school graduate at least 18 years of age and willing to participate in ongoing training. 15 hours of initial training workshops are scheduled over a two-month period in which we prepare you to meet the unique needs of students and determine where your skills would be best utilized.
Please contact Meredith Clarke, our Outreach and Recruitment Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org for application materials and orientation dates. Feel free to visit our website at www.tlpartners.org to learn more about our mission and how you can contribute to your community.
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