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Become a volunteer tutor

Gorge Literacy is offering a one-day tutor training on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River.

Trainees will explore reasons adult learners enter literacy programs, how adults differ from child learners, information on cultural differences and learning styles, assessing a learner's needs and setting attainable goals, techniques for working with native English speakers and English speakers of other languages, and finally, how to put it all together to create interesting and effective lesson plans.

Gorge Literacy trains and matches volunteer tutors with adult learners in the community who are looking to improve their basic literacy skills including reading, writing, basic math, English conversation and other life and work skills. All they need is an interested tutor willing to share the knowledge and skills that open the door to the world of literacy.

Tutoring dedicated adults is an interesting and flexible volunteer job. Matches are individually arranged according to location, schedules and interests of both tutor and learner, and instructional guidance and ongoing support are provided by Gorge Literacy staff.

There is no charge for the training.

To register or more information call 541-506-6043 or email


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