Thursday, June 4, 2015

READ/San Diego's 25th Annual Tutor Conference

READ/San Diego will be hosting it's 25th Annual Tutor Conference on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The conference will feature an impressive lineup of presenters, including this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Howard Liebman, the founder of Smart Horizons Career Online Education.

Join literacy tutors, teachers and literacy professionals for a day of informative, enjoyable, hands-on workshops. The conference features twenty-four workshops that focus on strategies for teaching vocabulary, grammar, word recognition, online resources and technical tools for tutors, phonics, reading comprehension, math, ESL, and GED preparation.

Twenty-four works...hops are scheduled in four strands, with breaks midway through the strands. A catered luncheon will be served between the strands and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Howard Liebman's presentation "Better Understanding and Addressing Educational Trauma to Re-Engage Students Back into the Educational System."
Click on this link to view this year's Tutor Conference brochure which outlines the workshops being offered this year:

The early registration rate of $35 ends June 8, 2015 at 5 p.m. Registrations received after 5 p.m. will be charged at the $45 rate.

You can register for the conference at the Friends of READ/San Diego website:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Become a Volunteer Tutor With LEARN!

Interested in helping an adult learn how to read  & write?  Volunteer as an adult literacy tutor with the San Diego County Library.  Learn how to become a volunteer tutor by following the link below:

Now You Know - How To Volunteer With LEARN | Video | San Diego County News Center

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Teach an Adult to Read & Write! Volunteer as a Literacy Tutor!

Who needs help?

An average 20% of adults locally struggle with reading and writing. It can be a source of embarrassment for adults, who are often unwilling to ask for help.
  • Many have learning disabilities;
  • Others received insufficient individual instruction in school or at home;
  • Others are immigrants seeking to learn English.
What is LEARN?

LEARN is the adult literacy program of the San Diego County Library.

Our mission is to help adults improve reading and writing skills to achieve their full potential as community members, family members, workers, and life-long learners; to teach non-English speakers ESL (English as a Second Language) skills; to tailor services to individual needs, with confidentiality; to foster understanding and use of public libraries; to educate communities on the importance of literacy.
How can I help?
By becoming a volunteer literacy tutor, you will empower an adult by teaching them vital skills which will help them achieve their full potential as community members, family members, workers, and life-long learners.
What are the requirements?
  • Be at least 18 years old, with the equivalent of a high school diploma;
  • Pass the County of San Diego's Volunteer Background Check;
  • Successfully complete LEARN's Tutor Training program;
  • Commit to a minimum of six months as a tutor;
  • Meet with a learner for 1-1/2 hours twice a week at a County Library branch;

  • How do I volunteer?

    Call: 888-466-0668