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Volunteers needed for literacy council

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Do you love to read? Are you a math whiz?

Would you like to help someone in a way that will have life-long benefits for the whole family? There is an adult learner waiting for you.

Imagine the doors you could open by showing someone the power of the pen! Explore the possibilities at Tri-State Literacy Council’s first volunteer tutor training of the new school year on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Sept. 26 and 27 and Oct. 3 and 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cabell County Public Library, 455 9th Street Plaza in Huntington.

Learn about the role of the volunteer tutor, the unique qualities of adult learners, reading instruction strategies and tutoring methods. Interested volunteers may choose to shadow an experienced tutor during their first month.

Successful completers of this 12-hour training will receive a certificate and will be matched with a beginning, intermediate, or pre-GED adult student. Opportunities are available for team tutoring in a small-group setting and for one-on-one tutoring.

Tutors meet their students at public locations (usually a library) weekly for one to two hours. A nine- to 12-month commitment is preferred. All materials are provided.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Tri-State Literacy Council and to pre-register, contact Lynn Ormiston at 304-528-5700, ext. 155, or literacy@cabell.lib.wv.us. Training is provided free of cost.