Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council
The Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council (GTALC) believes that literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning. It is the single most significant skill needed to function effectively in school, in the workplace and in society. It is vital to a successful education, career, and quality of life!
What is Literacy?
Becoming a Tutor
Literacy skills are the building blocks for success in our lives, work, and communities. Our program is dedicated to improving opportunities for adults to increase their literacy skills so they can thrive in a progressively literate world. We seek to integrate knowledge, research, and practice to improve literacy and reading instruction.
There are three easy steps to becoming a tutor:
1. Sign up for and attend a Volunteer Orientation.
*Contact the GTALC office for the next Volunteer Orientation date at (231) 922-6940.
2. Pre-register for and attend a Tutor Training workshop.
3. Complete the workshop and receive your Tutor Certification.
We ask tutors to commit to tutoring for at least one year and to meet at least two hours per week year-round (vacations are ok).
Becoming A Student
- How much time is required? Students need to commit to meet with a tutor for 1 to 2 hours a week.
- How do I know where and when to meet my tutor? After an initial introduction, tutors and students decide on their meeting schedule (day, time, place).
- How much does it cost? Tutoring services are provided at no charge.
- How do I get tutoring services? Please call us at (231) 922-6940 or email us using our contact form if you are interested in becoming a GTALC student. Once we receive your request, we will contact you with further information.
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