We offer continued training and professional development opportunities for our volunteer tutors long after they've completed the initial training. Our goal is to offer at least one workshop each month. If there is a particular topic you'd like to see us offer a workshop on, please email Heather.
Until further notice, all workshops will be on Zoom unless otherwise stated. Workshops are designed for current LVCA tutors.
A note for volunteers from other organizations/agencies:
Thank you for your interest. We know that many organizations are struggling at this time, so we have no set fee for participation. Instead, we invite you to make a donation in whatever amount seems appropriate for you. We have considerable amounts of staff time and resources invested in creating and conducting these trainings, so whatever you can contribute will be helpful in covering our costs.
When: Wednesday, January 27
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join Steven for a deep dive into how to use Skype for virtual tutoring. We will cover its features and explore its advantages and limitations as an instructional platform.
This workshop will be held using Skype. Steven will send you an invitation link to join, just as we do with Zoom links. While you can use Skype for web to participate in a meeting, to have full access to all of the features, you will need to download Skype and create an account.
When: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Join us for an informal check-in for all tutors. Everyone is invited to stop by this session to ask questions, share resources, or just say hello. This will be an informal opportunity to let staff know how things are going and where you may need extra support. This is a great opportunity for tutors to connect with each other and trade ideas/tips.
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Grab a cup of coffee/tea and logon for our first Check-in & Connect of 2021! This is an opportunity to discuss with staff, and other new tutors, how your first few months as a tutor have gone. Come prepared to discuss your challenges, successes, and any questions that have come up now that you've gotten started. While these sessions are not mandatory, many tutors have found them very helpful.