Join our Fall 2014 Volunteer Tutor Training
“Teaching an adult student to read and write English is personally rewarding and satisfying. The students are motivated, focused and really appreciative of the effort I'm making to help them.”
5 Saturdays - September 20, 27 - October 4, 11 & 18 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ventnor Library (map), 6500 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406
Why? - LVA provides 15 hours of free training to prepare you for sharing the gift of Literacy with another adult in the area. LVA with then match you with an adult who has met the educational qualifications. We have found that there are many reasons a person may not be able to read, write or understand English. They might have grown up in an area or home where education was not valued, or they may have left school at a young age to help their family by working. Or they might been educated in another country, in another language, and now they are trying to build a life in America. There are many reasons a person cannot read. Now you can be the reason they CAN. It is a transformative experience for the student and often for tutor as well. Won't you join us?
Welcome to LVA's new Tutors
We recently celebrated the graduation of our 2014 Summer Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. Barbara Alston, Mahogany Alston, Carolyn Tann-Brown, Darrylyn Clark, Ramon Crawford, Deborah D'Anastasio, Diane DeBoise, Tatham Dilks, Diane Donio, Lois Dudley, Taylor Hall, Antoaneta Karabelova, Susie McCrea-Phillips, Niambe McNeal, Nicholas Moffa, Kathleen Steel, Lisa Tucker. Special thanks to our Tutor Trainers: Denise Casey, Diane Mozzo, Anne Osman, and Bob Weyhmuler for a great job! Tutors, new and established, will find important links and information on this page on our website.
LVA Office Gets a Face-lift
The LVA-CA office at 743 N. Main St., Pleasantville got a much needed exterior make-over. Shrubs were removed and new paint was applied everywhere. It looks great. If you haven't seen our office lately, you are in for a surprise. Stop by and take a look at our new "do".
One Tutor-One Student
The essential interaction: one tutor with one student. It is during these sessions that LVA-CA's Mission becomes reality. Over time, with mutual respect, earnest effort and compassion, the impossible becomes possible.
Training the Tutors
Preparing volunteer tutors to teach someone a skill we take for granted is our organization's greatest challenge. Through the dedication of our trainers and tutors our Mission bears fruit in the most remarkable ways.