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Adult Literacy Tutor

(Action Read Community Literacy Centre)

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Position ID: V-GUE0030 Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 Last Full Update: 12 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactJoanne Morant, One to One Program Coordinator, Action Read Community Literacy Centre; Phone: 519-836-2759; Email:
DutiesHelp someone learn literacy and Essential Skills for work, learning and life! After orientation and training, you will be matched with a learner to work together regularly (probably once a week) towards their goals. Action Read will help you identify learning strategies and resources and evaluate progress. 
NOTE: Due to COVID learning pairs are working remotely. Please check our website for further information and updates on are programs.
Sustainable Development GoalsQuality Education
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BenefitsTutors meet other local people who are committed to social justice through lifelong learning. Other benefits include initial and ongoing tutor training, frequent workshops on various subjects, and events such as holiday parties, picnics and volunteer appreciation night. There are also opportunities to take on special projects or facilitate workshops for learners and tutors.
ClientsAdults (18 and over).  
Learners take the lead in the direction of their learning, and tutors facilitate rather than direct learning. Learners are encouraged to set goals so that their training supports the literacy tasks they will need in their home and community, at work, or in further education. Action Read staff will help learners and tutors identify useful resources and learning strategies and evaluate progress.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; General Computer Skills ; No experience necessary. Volunteers can bring their existing skills from work, school or personal experience to share with the learner.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - Minimum commitment of one year.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - With staff support provided
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Times/Days are flexible. Learning pairs usually meet once a week for 2-3 hours in the office for a period of at least 6 months with staff support.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location8 Cork Street East, Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training ; Training consists of a 3 hour orientation to the role of an adult literacy volunteer and 6 hour training on tutoring strategies.
TransportationNear public transit - Near St. George's Square
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsContact agency or visit the website at: for an application. 
Help someone learn literacy and Essential Skills for work, learning and life!  
Tutors also help out at community events, such as our annual picnics and holiday parties, and develop their skills through ongoing training and workshops.
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Organization NameAction Read Community Literacy Centre
Office Phone519-836-2759
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8 Cork St E
Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
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