New Tutor Common Questions
Many people thinking about becoming a tutor have common questions about the program.
Do I need teaching experience?
No prior teaching experience is required.
Do I need to speak a foreign language?
No, you do not need to speak any language other than English.
What is the time commitment?
Tutors and students are asked to make a one-year time commitment. Weekly classes are 90 minutes with an additional hour of pre-class tutor prep.
When do I teach?
We find a tutoring time that fits your weekly schedule.
Is there a cost for the Training?
Yes, a $50 fee covers training, materials and post-certification coaching.
Who is a typical tutor?
Our volunteers are both men and women. Some are former teachers, although a teaching background is not required. Many are retirees who now have time to “give back to their community.”
How large are the classes?
Student classes are 2 or 3 students. Training workshop classes are 10-12 people.
Where will I tutor?
Any public meeting place such as a library, church or coffee shop.
How do I get my students?
Our office matches students and tutors based on a convenient day and time.
How do I know what to teach?
Tutors use the Laubach Way to English – Teacher’s Manual to guide students through workbooks and readers.