Tutor Training

We offer a variety of training opportunities that prepare our volunteers to tutor in literacy and essential skills. To learn more about volunteering with Literacy Unlimited and to view current opportunities, please visit Volunteer Now.

  • Basic Tutor Training: All volunteers who wish to become tutors in the Literacy and Essential Skills Tutoring Program complete a 12-hour Basic Tutor Training
  • Orientation Sessions: Volunteers who wish to tutor with the Computer and Digital Technology Program and the Continuing Education Support programs complete specialized orientation sessions once they have completed the Basic Tutor Training
  • On-going training and workshops supplement the Basic Tutor Training and the Orientation Sessions

Loved the group activities that were done. Loved the library game! I have come away from the workshop motivated and keen to start tutoring a learner. ~ Literacy Tutor

Enrichment Activities

Special activities and thematic displays held throughout the year provide tutors with lesson planning ideas and enable learners to strengthen their skills. Occasions include Adult Learners’ Week, Remembrance Day, Financial Literacy Month and Family Literacy Day. Activities range from writing postcards for peace to viewing films based on books that learners have read.

It may have taken the learner over a year to read the book, but it was worth it! Just hearing those words “the book was better than the movie” – priceless! ~ Literacy tutor

Social Events

Seasonal gatherings provide opportunities for volunteers, learners and supporters to gather and build community in an informal setting. Attendees share home cooking and baking and participate in prize draws.

Tutor Corner

Active tutors have access to our tutor corner, a password-protected site with news, tutoring materials and other resources of interest to tutors.