The Hotline’s new Adult Literacy Tutoring resources for libraries is live!

The Hotline’s new Adult Literacy Tutoring resources for libraries is live!

Libraries and community organisations often ask the Hotline for resources that can support volunteer literacy tutors. In response, the Hotline has developed Adult Literacy Tutoring a new, free and very practical package of resources to help community organisations such as libraries, set up an Adult Literacy Tutoring Program. The package has four parts:

           · Coordinator’s Guide – managing a community volunteer tutor program
           · Volunteer Tutor Training Course
           · Assessment Folder
           · Resource Folder.

The Volunteer Tutor Training Course is non-accredited and is designed as a presenter-led course for groups of tutors rather than a self-access course for individuals. Ideally the training of the volunteer tutors would be run face to face by a specialist adult literacy teacher. Where this is not possible, the training is designed so that it can be run face to face by library or community facilitators.

Adult Literacy Tutoring includes new videos that explore the stories behind adult literacy students, demonstrate informal assessment techniques, and explore an adult literacy learner’s point of view. These videos include interviews with Pamela Osmond demonstrating assessment and tutoring adult learners as well as Grahame Neville from Lost for Words and Jo Medlin President of ACAL who was also Grahame’s teacher on Lost for Words. Several of these videos are available for everyone to access.

We would like to thank Read Write Now in Western Australia for their generosity in allowing us to share and draw on some of their resources in development of the package. If you would like to know more about their work, visit them here. We would also like to thank Jo Medlin, President of ACAL and Grahame Neville for sharing their insights and experience with us. A very special thank you to Pamela Osmond for the care, thought and expertise she has put into the development of this resource.

If you want to find out more about Adult Literacy Tutoring, you can ring the Hotline on 1300 6 555 06 and talk to one of our staff about accessing these free resources.