Events & Training for
Literacy Advance Volunteers
What's going on for Literacy Advance volunteers?
Please join us at one of these events or training sessions!
Remember, if you have ideas or requests for Volunteer Socials or for Tutor Workshops or Roundtables, please get in touch.
- Online Tutor Support Group
- Tutor Enrichment Workshops & Volunteer Training
- Tutor Roundtables
- Volunteer Socials
- Introduce a friend: Story Time Tours
JUST for Literacy Advance tutors!
If only there was an easy way to talk to other tutors about questions, ideas for using materials or introducing a new topic, or some other issue...
Well, now there is one! We recently started a Tutor Support Group on Facebook. It's JUST for Literacy Advance tutors, and you can share ideas, answer other tutors' questions, get access to others' favorite resources and tutoring methods (along with sharing your own!), and much more.
First time you visit, you'll need to ask to join; after that you can come and go as you like and (depending on your Facebook settings) the group's posts will show up in your newsfeed.
Please take a moment to explore the page - there's a search box, so you can see if someone's already asked the very thing you're wondering about, and a place for files to be stored (which means lesson plan sharing just got easier; yippee!). Both of these can be found in the menu on the left.
Anyone can ask a question or start a discussion, and we encourage you to do that! We want this to be a supportive community space, and you're a big part of helping it be successful.
Questions about the Facebook support group? Talk to Maxine: firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.266.8777
Literacy Advance offers a regular schedule of Enrichment Workshops, designed to help volunteer tutors continue to improve their understanding of adult literacy, tutoring techniques, and much more. Enrichment Workshops are open to all Literacy Advance volunteer tutors and you are encouraged to attend as often as you can!
If you see a topic you're interested in, but can't manage the day or time, please get in touch - if there's enough interest we'll do our best to arrange for a repeat session.
If you have an enrichment topic you'd like to request, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.
In addition to Enrichment Workshops, we like to gather tutors together for roundtables, where volunteer tutors can share what works for them, ask questions, and get guidance and ideas from one another.
Spend some time with your fellow volunteers, and learn something new!
ABE & ESL Tutor Roundtable: Homework without computers
Our society is tech-dependent. Adults can barely find a job to apply for that doesn’t require a computer. Even our televisions are “smart,” and gas pumps are digital.
Yet many learners don’t have easy access to a computer, or transportation and time to come to Literacy Advance or a library in between classes to practice literacy online, and millions of adults learn English without having access to a computer!
Let’s share ideas for how we can give ABE or ESL students practice using their new skills after class, with no computer required.
Please sign up on the Wilcrest Resource Room door, or call or email Maxine at 713.266.8777or email@example.com to sign up.
When? Friday, October 20
What time? 1pm – 3pm
If you have a topic you'd like to request, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.
Get together with fellow volunteers and relax, celebrate, and enjoy each other's company!
We try to make social events low-cost or free.
We promise we won't ONLY talk about volunteering...
New events coming soon.
We're planning socials for the last part of the year and we want to hear from YOU! Please use the contact information below to tell us your ideas.
If you have a fun idea for something to do with your fellow volunteers, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.
Why do we do what we do? What's ahead?
Join us for a Story Time tour! Each tour is a one-hour introduction to the mission of Literacy Advance.
And each tour is packed full of stories - stories of success, change, struggle, and transformation.
Do you have a friend or family member who might like to learn more about us? The is a great, low-key way to introduce them to the literacy need in Houston - and how we're all making a difference together.
Interested? Find upcoming Story Time tour dates here.