Imagine not being able to read.
20-30% of Rockingham County adults have only basic reading skills. The Rockingham County Literacy Project is somewhere that adults can go to learn, but they need your help.
What is special about the Literacy Project?
This literacy program, formerly administered by the Rockingham County Public Library and Rockingham Community College, has been in operation since 1980. It uses volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adults on a regular basis to help them reach their goals.
What is required of volunteers?
-enjoy being with people
-have two to three hours per week to work with a student
-like helping others
-attend a training workshop
-keep a monthly calendar
Why is there a need for volunteers to tutor adults in reading?
Many adults cannot read because of:
-learning differences or disabilities
-sight and hearing difficulties
-missing too much school
-being moved from school to school
-not receiving enough one-on-one attention
What are some of our students’ goals?
-learning to read
-getting a driver’s license
-passing the GED test
-pursuing a new job or promotion
To become an Adult Literacy tutor, you must take a tutor training workshop. After you have completed this workshop, you will be matched with a student. If you choose to also tutor ESL (English as a Second Language) students, you must also take an additional workshop.
If you would like to become a tutor, please call us at 336.627.0007 or e-mail Jeffrey Parris at email@example.com.
Monthly Attendance and Tutoring Records for the previous month are due on the 10th of the current month. Please complete these properly and on time! If you have not tutored any for the month, please fill out a report with 0 hours on it. Remember that you should be tutoring 2-3 hours per week.
Click here to submit your Monthly Attendance and Tutoring Record online. You may also e-mail your reports to our office. Copies of the attendance reports are at the bottom of this page. If you tutor one or more students individually, choose the sheet for individuals. If you tutor small groups of students, choose the one for small groups. To download the files, click on the arrow to the right of each document. When the reports are filled out, e-mail them to Kerrey Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any problems or questions, contact Information Technology Services.
This is a reminder that Quia is available to you and your students. Quia offers a variety of different activities at different times. Click here to access Quia. Please remind your students to log in to their accounts when completing activities on Quia. If your student does not have an account and would like one, or if they already have an account and have forgotten their password, e-mail Sheila Thompson at email@example.com.