Upcoming Workshops

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.


Teaching Conversation Online

When: Wednesday, March 17
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.

What conversational skills do strong English speakers use? How can we help our students improve their conversational skills (and address our learning standards!) through online tutoring? Join Catherine as we dive into these questions and share strategies during our workshop on Teaching Conversation Online. Catherine will offer this workshop again on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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Tutor Check-in

When: Thursday, March 25
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.

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Tutor Check-in

When: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 7:00–8:00 p.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.

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Teaching Conversation Online (repeat)

When: Thursday, April 15
Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.

What conversational skills do strong English speakers use? How can we help our students improve their conversational skills (and address our learning standards!) through online tutoring? Join Catherine as we dive into these questions and share strategies during our workshop on Teaching Conversation Online. This is a repeat session from March 17. 

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Virtual Pronunciation Practice Tips

When: Thursday, April 19
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:30–7:30 p.m.

One of the advantages of online learning is that it pushes students to improve their pronunciation. Face-to-face conversation is so much easier, but when you add in microphones, cell phones, and computer sounds, pronunciation becomes that much more important. This workshop will teach you some tips and tricks to use when working on pronunciation with your student.

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