The Two Together
Literacy-Tutor Handbook

Welcome to the Two Together Program!

As a literacy tutor, you have a special role in promoting students’ enthusiasm for reading and writing by helping them to improve their literacy skills. In this program, you will meet new people, form friendships, and serve as a positive role model to the students in our program.

Additionally, you will be part of an exciting new focus at Two Together as we move to focus our literacy activities on environmental and outdoor/recreational topics and to combine those topics with Saturday field trips that will allow the students to directly experience what they are reading and writing about in our program. In this manner we hope to motivate students to read more and to solve another growing problem –namely the disconnect between children (particularly inner-city children) and the natural world.

Literacy Tutoring is a unique combination of providing students with necessary literacy skills while forming a special relationship based on trust. These two together create a successful tutoring program. The purpose of this handbook is to give you some guidelines and helpful tips on how to make your experience as a literacy tutor positive. If you have never tutored before – don’t be nervous. Provide encouragement and share your own enthusiasm, and you are halfway there! Experienced teachers will be present at tutoring sessions to help you with the rest.

We are glad that you joined our team, and are confident that your experience will be both rewarding and help you grow professionally and personally.

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                       Albany City School District   •   Albany County Department for Children, Youth & Families   •   Albany Housing Authority   •  
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