Tutor Forums

Adult tutoring program

Our Adult Tutor Program encompasses all of our volunteers who went through the adult tutor training. See the different tutor forum groups below. 

*If you can’t access the link above, contact the Kalamazoo Literacy Council at (269) 382-0490, ext. 222. 

esl tutor forum

English as a Second Language (ESL) is an important part of the adult learning continuum. Immigrants and refugees in our communities are eager to learn language and literacy skills that help them function at work, school, and community settings. Increasingly, volunteer tutors are providing instruction for ESL learners.

This forum will provide teaching strategies for tutors and instructors who provide literacy instruction for non-native English speakers. See ESL Tutor Forum dates

*If you can’t access the link above, contact the Kalamazoo Literacy Council at (269) 382-0490, ext. 222. 

workforce tutor forum

Getting a job is a major motivation for many adult learners. In today’s workforce, knowing how to read is a necessary skill to obtain a job, be promoted, or keep a current job. This includes equipping learners with the vocabulary, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient in services provided by workforce development and employment readiness agencies.

This forum will help tutors provide instruction to help learners acquire the literacy skills they need to engage in workforce development activities. See Workforce Tutor Forum dates

*If you can’t access the link above, contact the Kalamazoo Literacy Council at (269) 382-0490, ext. 222. 

Health literacy
tutor forum

Because health is a topic that applies to every adult learner, having tutoring strategies that meet the health goals of learners is important. According to the Partnership for Clear Health Communication, literacy skills are the strongest predictor of health status, more than age, income, employment status, education level or racial/ethnic group.

This forum will provide strategies of how to provide instruction that imparts health and literacy skills for adult learners. See Health Literacy Tutor Forum dates

*If you can’t access the link above, contact the Kalamazoo Literacy Council at (269) 382-0490, ext. 222. 

parent literacy
tutor forum

Because health is a topic that applies to every adult learner, having tutoring strategies that meet the health goals of learners is important. According to the Partnership for Clear Health Communication, literacy skills are the strongest predictor of health status, more than age, income, employment status, education level or racial/ethnic group.

This forum will provide strategies of how to provide instruction that imparts health and literacy skills for adult learners. See Parent Literacy Tutor Forum dates

*If you can’t access the link above, contact the Kalamazoo Literacy Council at (269) 382-0490, ext. 222.