• Tutor
  • Office volunteer
  • Web team
  • Computer help
  • Who are our students

    TUTOR:

      Who Can Be a Tutor?
    • Individuals who have an interest in helping other adults reach educational goals and who are willing to participate in on-going training.
    • High School graduates who are 18 years of age or older

      What Training Time Is Required?
    • Approximately 15 hours
    • 2 Saturdays
    • Additional 2 in-services, during the first year opportunities.

      Where Do Tutors Meet With Students?
    • At our office at 124 West Buffalo Street
    • Places convenient for our students, such as:
      • Cornell campus
      • Groton Public Library
      • Ithaca college campus
      • Ithaca Borders
      • Ithaca Wegman's
      • St. James AME Zion Church
      • Tompkins County Public Library
      • Ulysses Philomatic Library in Trumansburg
      • West Village

      Tutor Job Description
    • Be available for tutoring for at least one year.
    • Work with a student to establish and maintain specific short-term and long-term goals.
    • Meet with a small group or with individual studnets a minimum of 2 hours per week.
    • Attend on-going training while matched with students or a group.
    • Report cancellation of meeting to student and TLP office.
    • For each meeting, sign in and out (and remind students to do the same) in the sign-in book at the TLP office.
    • Keep TLP informed of progress by submitting monthly report forms by the 5th of the next month.
    • Each month, sign up on a room assignment sheet.

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    OFFICE HELP:Office help opportunities include:

    • Data entry, working 1-2 hours per week during business hours
    • Language facilitators, working with tutors as a language resource. We have particular need for fluent speakers of Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.
    • Greeter/caller, make up to 10 telephone calls a month; may be done from home.
    • Library helper; schedule flexible. We have underway a project for better materials circulation control.
    • Assessment proctors, working with a coordinator to administer intake and progress tests. Training provided, schedule flexible.

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    WEB TEAM: Be a part of a small committee to maintain and upgrade features of our website.

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    COMPUTER HELP: Computer help opportunities include

    • Computer skill instructors, using common software programs, such as Word and Excel, and basic Internet and email. Macintosh experience preferred.
    • Computer lab coverage/assistance, working a two hour schedule once a week.

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WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live or work in Tompkins County
  • Immigrants, refugees, permanent residents, and citizens of the US
  • Have literacy-related goals