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Tutor Stories

"While working with you I learned more from your story of struggle and success than I ever learned from reading a book.  You are my inspiration."

Literacy Volunteer Orientations

  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2 LIVES. Literacy Volunteers of MA/Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore. Come to this orientation session and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.  QATV Interview with Mary Diggle.
    • For Winter 2018 Orientation
      • When: Thursday, January 4th or Thursday the 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
      • Where: In the Community Room (next to the cafe in the atrium)
    • For Summer 2018 Orientation
      • When: Tuesday, June 12th or Thursday, June 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
      • Where: In the Community Room (next to the cafe in the atrium)

For more information, please contact Mary at the email address below. Limited seats. Questions please call 617-376-1314 or email us at

Computer Tutors for LVM Students or Tutors 

  • If you are a literacy student or tutor that has never been on a computer, then this is the right opportunity for you.  This 3-month tutoring will cover using the mouse, practicing your typing skills, searching the internet, sending and receiving emails and downloading and sending attachments.  Each session will be about practicing the skills learned in the prior meeting and learning just a little bit more each time.  
  • When: At a convenient time for you and the tutor
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in a study room

Please fill-out a survey form located on the little table in front of the Literacy Office door and leave the filled-out form under the door or call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 to register for a tutor.

Tutor Discussion Sessions

  • We now have monthly tutor discussion groups! Regardless of how long you've been a tutor with us, there is always room to grow and learn. Whether you have a concern that you would like more opinions on, or you're just looking to spice up your sessions, speaking with other tutors is beneficial to both you and your student! 
  • When: The first Wednesday morning of the month from 9:30 to 11:00 am
  • When: The first Monday evening of the month (unless it is a holiday then it is the 2nd one) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: In the Literacy Office on the Second Floor
  • Who: Literacy Tutors

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at to register.

Mini-phonic Training for Tutors

  • Join us for three 3-hour workshops that will train tutors how to follow a step-by-step phonics reading program. Participants will have the opportunity to practice sample phonic lessons, practice activities to understand the steps and finally develop their own lesson plan.  You must be a Literacy Volunteer to attend this training.
  • When: Fall Training: Monday & Thursdays, November 2, 9th & 13th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • When: Winter Training: Tuesdays & Thursday, March 6th, 8th & 13th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: The Literacy Office on the 2nd floor
  • Who: Presented by Mary Diggle, LVM Program Manager

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at to register. 

Let's Talk Tutor Potluck

  • Tutors (new and seasoned) are invited to come and meet all the other tutors in the Literacy Program and together share the jobys of tutoring. Please bring your favorite dish.
  • Lunch:
    • When: Fall Potluck, Wednesday, November 15th from 11:30 am to 1:30
    • When: Winter Potluck, March 23rd from 11:30 to 1:30
    • Where: In the Community Room
  • Dinner:
    • When: Fall Potluck, Monday, December 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
    • When: Winter Potluck: Monday, April 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
    • Where: in the Community Room

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at to register.

Literacy Recognition Ceremony 2017-2018

  • Please join us for this special time of year when the Literacy Program comes together to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our amazing students and tutors.  
  • When: Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Community Room (next to the cafe in the atrium)
  • Food: Dinner and desserts


Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at to register.

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