Northern New York Group To Hold Water town Tutor Training Session

The Literacy of Northern New York organization will be hosting two separate tutor training programs in Water town, Lewis County for people looking to help other improve on their English skills, both written and oral. Both programs are open for both members of a tuition agency, or for willing volunteers simply looking to help others.

The first set of programs will be held in the 3rd floor conference room of the Key Bank, located at 200 Washington Street, Watertown, with all sessions held from the time of 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. These first sessions are aimed primarily at volunteers interested in helping other adults in improving their reading and writing skills, wherein participants will be learning about phonics, word patterns, vocabulary development, reading skills, and, finally, lesson planning. The sessions are to be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017;
  • Monday, Sept. 18, 2017;
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, and;
  • Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

LNNY will also hold another program for tutors, both volunteers and from any tuition agency, who are interested in helping adults from foreign countries in the Northern New York community improve English speaking and comprehension skills. This program will be held at the same venue as the first one, and sometimes will happen at the same time as the first. The venue is still the conference room at the 3rd floor of the Key Bank building, from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The dates for the second program are as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017;
  • Monday, Sept. 25, 2017;
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, and;
  • Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Any participants do not need skills in any other language in order to tutor English as a second language.

The participants who complete any of the programs will be matched by the LNNY with an adult in need of tuition, with the organization testing each student to ensure compatibility. The LNNY will also provide the necessary tuition materials and books, with meeting places for the tuition set in public places, such as local libraries.

For those in the local region interested, the LNNY’s official site has further details.

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