Tutors’ Page

Tutor and student

A tutor/student pair optimally meets twice a week for 1.5 hours each session.

Resources for our existing tutors

Become an LCN tutor!

    • Tutor trainees are REQUIRED to attend a 1.5-hour Orientation session prior to attending a 12-hour Tutor Training Workshop.
    • Tutors are asked to make at least a one-year commitment to tutoring once they are trained, usually two 1.5-hour sessions per week. Scheduling is worked out between you and your student.
    • You do NOT need to speak Spanish or another language to tutor English. First of all, we have students speaking many different languages who need English help–Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Arabic, just to name a few. Secondly, speaking the student’s native language can actually hinder the student’s learning English, because he/she might “fall back” on the first language when trying to express themselves to the tutor instead of trying to communicate in English.
    • Tutors should plan to tutor in a public place (ex. LCN, local libraries, local churches) rather than in the tutor’s or student’s home. You will be given a library list at your workshop.

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