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Literacy volunteers needed

From Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County

Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County will offer a Tutor Training class for prospective volunteers, starting March 16, in the library at First Christian Church in Washington.

Additional sessions will be held March 23 and March 30. The three sessions will include: information about the organization and adult learning; using the language experience approach; teaching sight words and word patterns; combining reading theory and the writing process, increasing comprehension, testing procedures, lesson planning; and review of available books and materials. Much of the 15-hour class will be done by the participant online. The class will be instructed by Pat Lurvey, using the Pro Literacy America training materials.

If you would like to join this group or would like more information, please call 252-974-1812 and pre-register. LVBC provides one-on-one free tutoring for legal adults in Beaufort County who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking and/or math skills. They can help with basic computer skills, the GED, CRC, ASVAB and other employability tests. The sessions are always held in public places, and tutor and student usually meet for 90 minutes per week. The group is funded in part by the United Way and Beaufort County. Please pre-register so that enough materials will be available. Call 252-974-1812. You can help change someone’s life!