Literacy program presents training for prospective tutors

book jacket for English for the Real World by Andrea PenruddockeThe Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County Literacy Services Department will host a tutor training for prospective volunteer tutors at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Lowry Room at Norman Public Library Central.

This training is specifically designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as Second Language in Cleveland County. Registration may be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 405-701-2682.

The library system provides free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners, both for ESL students and also for native speakers of English who need help with their reading. Services are offered by county, with tutors and students meeting at one of the system’s hometown libraries.

Each prospective tutor must take part in one training before being placed with a student they will work one-on-one with on literacy skills. Tutors must be age 18 or older and a high school graduate. Tutors will receive information at the tutoring session as well as a plan to follow as they work with their students.