The WQLC now offers free online Tutor Training! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor at the Western Quebec Literacy Council contact us today to see how you can take our training from the comfort of your own home!
Help make a difference in someone’s life!
We’re hosting another Tutor Training Workshop this February.
The WQLC is seeking volunteer tutors to help English-speaking adult learners upgrade their reading, writing and numeracy skills. We need volunteers in the Gatineau region to help fill demand for our services!
A WQLC tutor should:
–Have an interest in literacy and/or numeracy
–Be patient, empathetic, open minded and discreet
–Be willing to donate 2 to 4 hours of their time a week
What you’ll learn:
–How to work with adult learners
–Tutoring strategies: how to set learner led goals, how to prepare lessons, how to work with someone experiencing difficulties
–How to make a positive impact on someone’s life through literacy tutoring!
Workshop participants can learn more about our program and services and decide if tutoring adult learners is right for them.
Our Winter Newsletter is ready for viewing!
This issue’s highlights:
Meet our new team members!
Click the link to learn more about our exciting new projects!
Click the link to learn more about our upcoming events!
Give us a call at 1-888-647-3112 or email us to sign up!
As you soak up the sun don’t forget to soak up some knowledge. Read our summer newsletter to check out what we’ve been up to and learn about workplace essential skills. Read up on how to keep children actively learning throughout the summer and on how to prepare to go back to school as an adult learner.
Click the link to read: Newsletter July 2018
A group of eight tutors joined us at the Western Quebec Career Center for our 5 hour Tutor Training Workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Literacy Council Executive Director, Michèle Gagnon, and WQLC board member, Donna Cushman. This workshop included both new tutors, tutors waiting to be matched and experienced tutors and teachers. This great mix lead to an afternoon of productive exchange!
Participants enjoyed a presentation by Louise Carisse, a WQLC volunteer who shared her remarkable experience tutoring a young man with Autism for over 7 years.
Pat McQuatty presented strategies for tutoring math and helped many participants dispel some of their “math phobia.”
Participants also learned about guiding learners through goal setting and about lesson planning strategies.
We hope to offer more of these networking and strategy building workshops in the near future. Our goal is to build an interactive community for our volunteer tutors and we thank all of our participants for contributing to our network of helpers!
Our participants were: Brigitte Cayer, Louise Paradis, Louise Carisse, Marion Therien, Pat McQuatty, Kathy O’Neil, Louise Belisle, and Michele Doiron.