Volunteer Tutor (for Adult Learners)

(Learning Essentials for Adults in Durham Region, Literacy and Basic Skills)

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Position ID: V-OSH0220
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 20 Dec 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Tutor (for Adult Learners)

Contact Volunteer Development Manager, LEADR - Learning Essentials for Adults in Durham Region; Phone: 365-282-0049; Email: leadr.volunteer@gmail.com

●       Meet with an adult learner in person, remotely or hybrid, twice a week, to provide a 2-hour,  one-to-one, tutoring session.
●       Assist learners with developing their basic literacy skills (reading, writing, math or digital skills).
●       Record and briefly summarize learners activities at the end of each session.
●       Track learners’ progress; send updates to LEADR staff.
●       Help identify and implement learners’ milestones; provide timely updates to LEADR staff; and ensure proper documentation.

More Info Link learningessentialsdurham.ca
Benefits Developing new skills while assisting adult learners.
Clients Adult learners seeking assistance to develop their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.
Ages 19 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Information & Referral Services ; Life Skills Support ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Strong English language skills, both verbal and written. A minimum CLB Level 8 or higher for non-native speakers of English. Well-developed interpersonal skills for assisting adults with multiple learning styles. ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Web & IT - Familiarity with computers and digital literacy skills is an asset. Comfortable using online platforms, such as Zoom or a willingness to learn. The ability to share documents on screen, and use annotation tools are highly desirable skills ; Writing & Editing ; Tutoring Skills and Experience: 
● A willingness to learn about adult education.  
● Able to clearly communicate instructions and demonstrate examples within a supportive, adult learning framework. 
● Able to follow a ‘best practices’ tutoring model, following task and outcomes-based approach, in accordance with learners’ goals and goal-path (i.e., employment, post-secondary education, independence etc.).  
● Previous teaching, tutoring, mentoring or coaching experience is useful, but not required.  
● Comfortable tutoring in a shared public workspace (e.g., public library). 
Administrative and Documentation Skills: 
● Strong administrative skills for tracking learners’ progress.
Commitment Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering ; Pending learners' needs and abilities, tutoring sessions are delivered in person, remotely or through a hybrid model. In-person tutoring sessions are delivered at LEADR's office or in a local library.
Minimum Hours 4 / Week
Dates and Times Monday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility In-person sessions are held at the public library or at LEADR's office.  
Learning Essentials for Adults in Durham Region | 1099 Kingston Road, Suite #228 | Pickering ON L1V 1B5  
T: 365-282-0049 | E: leadr.volunteer@gmail.com | learningessentialsdurham.ca
Number of Positions Ajax ; Bowmanville ; Clarington ; Durham Region ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Whitby 
15 individual(s) needed in total. 
Learners live in various cities across Durham Region. However, the majority of learners tend to live in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job
Transportation Near public transit ; Car required ; For in-person sessions, volunteer tutors will need to travel to a public library or to LEADR's office.
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Volunteer Tutor Application Process  
1. If interested in volunteering with LEADR as a Volunteer Tutor, please email: leadr.volunteer@gmail.com to request a Volunteer Tutor Application. In your subject line, please write: Volunteer Tutor Application - Form Request.  
2. A Volunteer Tutor Application will be forwarded to you. Return the completed form to: leadr.volunteer@gmail.com . In your subject line, please write: Volunteer Tutor Application – Completed.  
3. LEADR will contact interested applicants to arrange an onsite, telephone or Zoom, prescreening meeting. Accepted applicants will move onto the onboarding and training process. Details regarding next steps (e.g., onboarding and training) will be discussed during the pre-screening meeting.

Agency Details: Learning Essentials for Adults in Durham Region, Literacy and Basic Skills

Office Phone 365-282-0049
E-Mail leadr.durham@gmail.com
Website www.literacydurham.ca
Address & Map
1099 Kingston Rd
Suite 228
Pickering, ON
Canada L1V 1B5
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Mailing Address 162 Harmony Rd 
Suite 228 
Oshawa, ON 
Canada L1G 1B5

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