Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is required to become a tutor?
A. Anyone can become a tutor, and we are always in need of volunteers! All we require is a desire to help others improve their reading, writing, or mathematical skills. We rely on the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteer tutors. We will provide you with the training and support you need to be successful. Tutors will be asked to complete a background check before being paired with a learner.
Q. Do I need previous teaching experience?
A. No. We have a tutor training program that teaches you what you need to know about tutoring.
Q. How are tutoring assignments made?
A. Tutors and learners are paired by LCLC staff. The assessment includes location, skills, needs, and availability when making the matches.
Q. How often do tutors meet with their students?
A. Tutors and students are asked to meet once a week. A typical tutoring session is one hour. Some tutors and students choose to meet twice a week, or for longer sessions such as one and a half to two hours. Decisions concerning frequency and duration of tutoring sessions are determined by the tutors and learners.
Q. How do I track my student's progress?
A. We ask tutors to submit a monthly Tutor Report form. If you have questions or concerns about your student's progress, we ask that you meet with LCLC staff in order to address concerns and assess your student's progress.