We offer continued training and professional development opportunities for our volunteer tutors long after completing 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 Steven.
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, 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 training sessions, so whatever you can contribute will help cover our costs.
Join us for an informal check-in for all tutors. You're invited to stop by this session to ask questions, share resources, or just say hello. This will be an opportunity to let staff know how things are going and where you may need extra support. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with other tutors and trade ideas/tips.
When: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Have you run into repeated problems that don't seem to make sense, like a Dari speaker who uses "he" and "she" in place of each other? Or a Spanish speaker who switches the order of nouns and adjectives? This could be a result of First Language Interference, a problem where grammar from the student's first language is being confused with English grammar. In this workshop, Steven will look at some of the common problems we see, and what you can do to help your student move past them.