Sharing is caring: become a tutor through the Literacy Council of Alabama

Whether it’s understanding a note from your doctor or the beauty of humanity found in Freytag’s pyramid, reading, along with reading comprehension, are two abilities that allow us to navigate the world successfully.

Sometimes I take these endowments for granted, like when I am assembling furniture from IKEA.

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While a picture is worth 1,000 words or however the proverb goes, there is a difference.  Reading is fundamental, and sharing it with others, in my book, is divine.

Whether the opportunity was lost along the way or gained through the desire to learn a second language, there are so many future readers out there! And, future writers, too. What a joy to share our love of words with them.

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If you’re looking for a new volunteer opportunity, why don’t you join me in becoming a reading tutor for those learning English as a second language?

The Literacy Council of Alabama is hosting orientation sessions throughout 2017, and you can choose which one to attend.

The first one starts tomorrow , January 5, at 5:30 p.m., and these Q&A sessions are free. Just follow this link to their website for more information and where to meet.

At the orientation, you’ll be able to ask questions about becoming a tutor, and you can register for the training, which costs $25. Training sessions are held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with an hour and a half lunch break at noon.

To RSVP to any of the orientation sessions, email slyas@literacy-council.org.