What is a literacy professional?
A literacy professional is a permanent paid staff person who works at a literacy program. The literacy professional has training and education specifically in literacy and literacy related fields. Literacy professionals do a number of things to make sure the literacy programs are running smoothly, including: train volunteers, work with learners, assess learners, run computer labs, and manage staff and volunteers. Back to Top Q: What does a literacy tutor do? A: A volunteer literacy tutor works with adult or youth learners in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings to help them improve their literacy skills. Back to Top Q: What do you learn at tutor training? A: Tutor trainings provide general information on literacy, learning styles, how to teach phonics, site words, vocabulary, writing, and reading comprehension skills. The trainings also provide helpful tips for tutoring, lesson plan ideas, and resources available for the tutor. They usually last between 12 – 15 hours for an a