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
Experienced teachers will be present at
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.
Tel: 518.434.9055 Fax: 518.434.3572
This web site was designed by Bill Morgan and is maintained by E. Stefan Frede
Our Community Partners:
Mayor Gerald W. Jennings • SUNY
Albany Department of Education • Albany School District •
Albany County Youth Bureau • Albany Housing Authority • Albany Public Schools Teachers Association •
Albany YMCA • Giffen Elementary School• Albany Community Development Agency •