Volunteer Tutor

(Literacy South Halton, Burlington Head Office, Literacy and Basic Skills)

Position ID: V-HVC0090 Last Full Update: 01 Dec 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactAlexandra Moorshead, Executive Director, Literacy South Halton; Phone: 905-631-1770 ext Burlington * 905-469-8528 ext Oakville; Email: alexandra@literacycouncil.ca
DutiesTutoring adults with low level literacy skills, one-on-one, once or twice a week. Training provided. No previous teaching experience is required, just some free time, enthusiasm and a desire to help someone.
More Info Linkwww.literacysouthhalton.ca
BenefitsOur tutors change student’s lives by: 
Increasing their chance of getting a job or getting a better job 
Helping them achieve their personal goals 
Boosting their self-esteem and self confidence  
As a tutor we provide you with the training, the learning plan, the resources, the ongoing assessments, the space, the support and encouragement!
ClientsYour goal is our goal. Are you looking to find work, get a better job or keep the job you already have? Learn the necessary skills to get registered into the training program or college course that will help you in the future. Improve the quality of your life at home with increased independence. Help your children with their homework. Fill out forms, write letters, make the correct change and use the computer. Adults 19+ with low level literacy and numeracy skills.
Ages21 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForSeniors (55+) ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Education Support (Post-Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Good literacy skills and patience are required. Must be familiar with computer.
Commitment LengthLong Term - 1 -2 years preferred
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: (On demand)
SeasonsYear Round ; Tutor information sessions are held in the spring (February) and fall (September) followed by two full training workshops (consecutive Saturdays). Please check website for dates and times.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationAt offices in Burlington or Oakville
Number of PositionsBurlington: 2 individual(s) ; Oakville: 2 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Tutor Information Session is hosted one evening in Spring, February and Fall, September. ; Scheduled training - Two consecutive Saturday workshops 8 hours each day approximately 2 times/year ; Training on the job ; Please check website www.literacysouthhalton.ca for dates and time.
TransportationNear public transit
Cost$20.00 annual membership
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameLiteracy South Halton, Burlington Head Office, Literacy and Basic Skills
Office Phone905-631-1770
Address & Map
Upper Canada Place
460 Brant St, Suite 21
Burlington, ON L7R 4B6
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