Adult Education Tutor Training
Adult Education training is learner-centered and life skills-based. It equips volunteer tutors to work with adult students, understand language learning disabilities, and use phonics-based, multi-sensory instruction techniques.
The Literacy Council uses the Wilson Reading System, a research-based reading and writing program designed specifically for the at-risk adult and dyslexic student population.
The basic purpose of the Wilson Reading System is to teach the structure of words in the English language so that students can master the “coding system” for reading and spelling. This includes sight word instruction, fluency, vocabulary, oral expressive language development, and comprehension.
The quality and effectiveness of Wilson Reading System is further recognized by the State of North Carolina, which endorses it as one of four reading programs to be used to improve the performance and success of students with learning disabilities.
Learning to read is hard work – especially for the adult non-reader. During Adult Education tutor training, we encourage tutors to customize their lessons to fit the student’s needs and learning style, create exercises that are personal and relevant to the student’s life, and always be flexible, patient, and encouraging.
Course Outline: Adult Education Tutor Training
…to the over 200 volunteers who donate more than 14,000 hours each year. Without you and the work you do, the Literacy Council could not exist.