Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County's greatest asset is the dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others in their thirst for lifetime learning. Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County provides training, materials, and ongoing support for tutors.
By volunteering with us, you can help impact students and help them reach their goals. Some testimonials from current tutors include:
"My student's initial goal, set in the Spring 2014, was to pass the standardized test to qualify for job consideration at his regional union hall. He met that goal, passing his test in January 2015. After a discussion about his goals, he opted to continue tutoring to work on reading fluency, comprehension, and use of reference materials, which we are doing now."
"I work with 3 student's ESL needs. One student can now fill out hospital forms, write down her address, social security number, phone number, etc. Another has completed a whole level of our Challenger series. Another struggled with being able to be understood. Now he is able to deliver talks in English to church and other groups."
"My student struggles to read even the simplest words. His greatest achievement this year has been the keeping of a small notebook which he carries with him. He writes down what he sees on signs along the way: No Parking, Church Parking Only, Railroad Crossing, etc. and we use his reading skills plus the context of the signs to determine what they say."
If you are interested in joining this supportive group, contact us today!
Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County provides free training to all individuals interested in tutoring. The next Tutor Training Workshop will be held April 7 (6-9 pm) and April 8 (9am-5pm) at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston. Call 304.343.7323 to register.
Pictures from our spring 2014 Tutor Training Workshop:
Sally Burger, Don Ellis, Jill Chapman
Pam Goodman, Renae Tyree, Laura Mahoney, Patty Stahl