Tutor Training Overview

Chatham Literacy’s Tutor Training provides the background and introduction to materials needed to work successfully with adult learners. We know our volunteers are busy people who may have numerous other commitments and want to make the training process as flexible, easy to complete, and enjoyable as possible!
Interest Meeting

Schedule a meeting with Chatham Literacy’s volunteer coordinator to find out more about time commitments and programming. This meeting can be face-to-face, over the phone, or through a video call such as Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangout. Depending on each volunteer’s questions, the meeting can last from half an hour to an hour. If you are interested in continuing with your training, you will have some brief assigned reading and short videos to do on your own time.


After finishing the assignments from your initial interest meeting, schedule another time to meet with the volunteer coordinator in person so you can learn more about logistical aspects of volunteering with Chatham Literacy. You will see how to fill out tutor reports on a monthly basis and learn how we assess our students. You will also sign a tutor agreement that outlines our responsibilities to you as one of our volunteers and the expectations we have of our volunteers. Lastly, you will have another brief assignment that entails shadowing a tutor and familiarizing yourself with our tutor manual.

Face to Face Training

Training will culminate on a Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a location in Chatham County. You will get to meet other new tutors, hear from experienced tutors, discuss previous assignments, and delve into planning for your student(s).

For details on the next Tutor Training dates, please see the Tutor Training Schedule.

To schedule your interest meeting, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 919-930-7284.

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