Thank you for offering to be a volunteer with Teachers on Wheels. Here is some information about our program and the literacy/illiteracy issue. If you have any questions, please call us.
If you are interested in being a tutor, please return the enclosed application form. We will send you a letter announcing our next tutor training session. There are many opportunities for volunteering here and we would be happy to discuss them with you.
1. Tutor Training
- one, six-hour training session
- follow-up sessions throughout the year
- individual assistance to tutors on an on-going basis
- to introduce the issue of literacy in St. John’s
- to help tutors understand the role illiteracy plays in the lives of learners
- to give an understanding of our basic philosophy
- to give tutors the chance to ask questions, clarify thoughts and decide about making a commitment to Teachers on Wheels
2. Learner-Tutor Pair
- 3 hours a week
- learner and tutor agree on time and place
- learning plans are developed between student and tutor with ongoing support and review
3. Commitment To Teachers on Wheels
- tutors are required to make a minimum commitment of 6 months
4. Tutor Workshops
- scheduled on an as-needed basis.
- to keep in touch with Teachers on Wheels
- to share ideas, problem solve, and develop creative and functional materials
5. Certificate of Conduct
- A clear certificate of conduct from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will be required. It is not necessary to obtain this certificate in advance of tutor training.