Make a Difference in 2017!

Make a New Year’s resolution to make a difference in 2017! The Literacy Project of Eagle County needs adult volunteer tutors to work with adults through our one-to-one tutoring program, and teens through our Study Friends program. Our students are seeking help with their reading, writing, math, or English language skills.Volunteer tutors receive training in teaching strategies and techniques from The Literacy Project staff. Upon completion of the training, volunteer tutors are matched with a student.

Free literacy tutoring helps adult learners reach their personal goals, which can include building job skills, preparing for higher education or the GED, studying for the citizenship exam, or learning how to help their own children with schoolwork.

Volunteer tutors who work with teens help middle school students with their homework, once a week, either during or after school. The students are usually referred to the program by their student counselor or teacher.

Literacy tutoring sessions are held at the libraries of the Eagle Valley Library District, at area middle schools, or at an off-site location, as determined by the tutor pair.

“We have found that successful tutors are organized, patient, reliable, respectful, flexible, and responsible,” said Sloan Munter, Director of Educational Programs for The Literacy Project. “A genuine love for reading and a good sense of humor are the basic characteristics of a quality volunteer.”

Become a part of The Literacy Project tutoring team today! Visit The Literacy Project’s website for the volunteer application and more information: www.literacyprojecteaglecounty.org.

Call us with questions: 970-949-5026 (Avon) or 970-688-0118 (Eagle and Gypsum).