Orientation for New Tutors
Information on Orientation Sessions
Regularly Scheduled Orientation Sessions at the Literacy Center at the Beginning of the Semester
You must attend one of the three scheduled evening meetings during the second week of the semester if you have never tutored at the Literacy Center before.
Flash Orientations: -- for those who missed one of our scheduled sessions
The managers give a flash orientation for volunteer tutors at 6:20 pm at the Literacy Center on our regular tutoring evenings, MTWTh, when the university is in session. The LC is located at 1110 W. Loyola Avenue, 2nd floor conference room; the LC office is on the 3rd floor, 305, open only during tutoring hours.
The regularly scheduled required orientation program for tutors new to the Center is given on three separate evenings in fall and spring; see our home page for the current semester schedule. The same material is presented; you must attend one of the three. Once you have completed the orientation, you may tutor any evening/s you wish, as arranged with the LCLC managers.
For the Fall 2014 semester, the orientations were held on Tuesday, September 2nd, Wednesday, September 3rd, and Thursday, September 4th, 7 pm. at the Center.
The orientation session for tutors new to the Center is essential. It will help you find out if you want to tutor – not everybody is sure when they first walk in the door – and the presenters will tell you what you need to know to be an effective tutor. You can't tutor if you are not trained; it's that simple. Once you are trained, however, you will find that there is still more you need to know--about grammar, about pronunciation, about helping your learner with specific questions. That's why there are always 2 or 3 trained staff members on hand to help you. At the LCLC you are never on your own; there are staff and resources to help you whenever you have questions.
All orientation sessions run from 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. The orientation sessions (and tutoring) take place at the Literacy Center, 2nd floor conference room, Loyola Hall.
If you have tutored for the LCLC before, you do not have to attend the orientation session. Just call us at 773-508-2330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which night/s you will be able to tutor.
How to sign up? You can just walk in for the orientation sessions, or call 773-508-2330 and leave a message if you have questions. Or you can email Jacqueline Heckman, director of the LCLC, for more information (email@example.com) or the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center is also on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/loyolaliteracy