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District-wide Volunteer Tutor Training

Join the event on Facebook!October 9, 2019    5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  (Please note that another workshop will be held in late January 2020)

Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road

All volunteer tutors or adults who are interested in becoming a tutor are welcome to attend the District-wide Tutor Training workshop. The workshop trainings are led by MMSD staff and are open to all new and continuing volunteer tutors. The most effective tutors are those that have been specifically trained for the job. Being a tutor is different than being a mentor or a classroom volunteer. These workshops teach tutors specific strategies to build effective relationships, guide learning and promote student confidence and competence.

Training Workshop Schedule

5:00-5:15     Registration
5:15-6:30     Workshop Sessions
6:30-6:45     Break
6:45-8:00     Workshop Sessions

Volunteers may choose which two workshops they would like to attend. The schedule will be provided at the workshop.

Workshop Topics

  • Basics of Literacy Tutoring, (K-5, 6-8)
  • Basics of Math Tutoring, (6-8)
  • The Culturally Responsive Volunteer (Part 1)
  • How Tutors Support English Language Learners (K-5 & 6-12)
  • Tips and Tricks for Academic Support (K-5 & 6-12)
  • Support Student Learning through the Library (K-12)


No pre-registration is required for the training workshop. Volunteer tutors can register on the day of the training, and a specific training schedule will be provided at that time.

The Culturally Responsive Volunteer

Part 1 - October 9, 2019, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. or 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. at Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road

Part 2 - November 5, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive

A workshop series designed to help MMSD volunteers develop more meaningful student/tutor relationships. This is a two-part workshop series presented once each semester. Part one of the series, presented at the Volunteer Tutor Training is designed to give the attendees exposure to the ideas and concepts of identities and implicit bias. Part two of this series will allow attendees to explore these concepts in greater context. Attendance at both sessions is encouraged, but not a requirement.

Presenters:  MMSD: Eric Kestin, Lachele Greenlee

Workshop outcomes:

  • Explore our own racial, cultural, and linguistic identities

  • Understand implicit bias and explore the impact of our own biases on our work with students.

  • Learn strategies to grow a more meaningful relationship with students.

Part 1 - Focus on our own identity, assumptions, and bias

Part 2 - Focus on Identity, Bias and Intent vs Impact

To learn about the MMSD tutoring partnerships:

  • Elementary Schools of Hope - seeking community volunteers to tutor elementary students in literacy. Schools of Hope partnership is located in 19 of the MMSD elementary schools.

  • Middle Schools of Hope - seeking community volunteers to tutor middle school students in literacy and math. Middle Schools of Hope is located in nine MMSD middle schools.

  • Juventud/Escalera program - seeking qualified community volunteers, preferably bilingual, to tutor and mentor middle school and high school students. The Juventud and Escalera programs provide academic support, leadership opportunities and parent engagement opportunities to Latino and Spanish speaking students.

  • Achievement Connections - seeking community volunteers to tutor 9th grade algebra and 10th grade geometry. Achievement Connections is located in three of the MMSD high schools.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Whitmore, MMSD Community Partnership Coordinator at (608) 663-4941.