Without Volunteers, the problem of illiteracy will not be solved
The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network is equipping Volunteers with the necessary skills to be effective educators in the lives of Adult Learners. Our Tutors are preparing Adults for High School Equivalency testing and contributing to our collaborative effort toward improving Workforce Readiness. Additionally, Tutors are supporting English Language Learners in our community and committing their time towards impacting the results that matter most.
FGLN is leading a collective effort to advance Adult Literacy for our community, and encouraging volunteers to complete our Volunteer Tutor Training to supporting Adult Learners. Our Volunteer Tutors are:
It is important for tutors to know their own learning style and if their style is the same or different from their student(s). Learning styles will help tutors know if the strategies that work for them might also work for their student(s). Learning styles are simply different approaches or ways of learning as described below and summarized in the venn diagram from the Laubach Literacy Ontario - Seminar on Learning Styles.
Preferred Learning Styles
The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network provides training and professional development to Volunteers looking to assist Adult Learners as Tutors by supporting volunteers in the following areas:
Become a Volunteer Tutor by registering as a volunteer at Genesee Serves.
Learn more about Volunteering at specific ALCs by Contacting Us!
Danielle Brown, Director of Programs
Melinda Anderson. Volunteer Literacy Coordinator
Jessica Kitchner, Operations Coordinator