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"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."
-E.K.
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation

 

  • 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.  
  • When: Winter 2016, Monday, January 11th or Wednesday, January 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00
  • Where: Community Room on the ground floor near the cafe.
  • You do not need to register, just show up.

Questions please call 617-376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org


Computer Tutors for LVM Students or Tutors 

  • If you are a student or a 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 call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to register for a tutor.


 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 joys of tutoring.  Please bring your favorite dish.
  • When: Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm or Thursday, March 10th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Literacy Office (on the second floor)
  • This potluck is being offered for current Literacy Volunteers.  

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to register for the potluck.


Mini-phonic Training for Tutors

  • Join us for a 3-day workshop on a step-by-step phonics reading system for literacy tutors. Participants will have the opportunity to observe a sample phonics lesson, work on practice activities to learn the steps and finally develop their own lesson plan.  You must be a Literacy Volunteer to attend this training.
  • When: Mondays, March 7th, 14th & 21st 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 quliteracy@ocln.org to register. 


ESOL Workshop for Volunteers

  • Current Literacy Tutors are invited to join us for a 3-hour training that will focus on approaches to teaching reading and writing to (intermediate level) non-native English speakers. We will discuss some of the major challenges non-native speakers have in learning to read and write. This training will introduce typical ESL practice activities for helping students learn the vocabulary and grammar needed to understand reading passages. There will also be time for questions you may have about working with students whose first language is not English.
  • When: Saturday, March 12th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: The Community Room on the ground floor next to the cafe. 
  • Who: Presented by Eric Shuel who is currently an ESL teacher at Stoughton High School. He has been teaching ESL and training ESL teachers since 1986 and has taught ESL in 7 countries.
  • This workshop is being offered to Literacy and Talk Time Volunteers.

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


Electronic Speller Workshop for Students & Tutors

  • The Literacy Program is offering a no stress, hardly-painful-at-all workshop with a bonus gift of a Franklin speaking dictionary for the student.  Students and tutors are encouraged to attend together.  At this session you will learn how to use the speller and participate in hands-on activities so you can leave feeling confident.  Only 8 availabe openings per session.
  • When: Wednesday, March 30th from 11:00 am to 12:30 or 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Literacy Office (on the second floor)
  • This workshop is being offered for current Literacy students & tutors.  

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to register for this workshop.


Literacy Recognition Ceremony 2015-2016

  •  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: Thursday, May 19th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Thomas Crane Public Library in the Community Room (next to the cafe in the atrium)
  • Food: Pizza, salad and dessert

Please call the Literacy Office at (617)376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org to RSVP for this event.


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