Literary Volunteers of Delaware and Otsego Counties
Teaching Essential Skills

Tutor Responsibilities

What's Expected of Me?

Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Meet students at least once per week in a public setting such as a library, church, or school in the community that you and your student agree upon
  • Provide student-centered, individualized instruction in basic reading and writing literacy, basic math, or English as a Second Language
  • Prepare lessons tailored to the student’s needs and goals
  • Be supportive, enthusiastic, flexible and reliable
  • Let the student know when you are unable to meet and insist that the student do the same for you
  • Complete monthly volunteer log/time sheets with brief progress notes and submit them to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Utilize printed resources available at LVODC Office (returning any borrowed materials so that others have access)
  • Attend tutor meetings/workshops whenever possible
  • Maintain confidentiality about the student
  • Develop a special relationship with your student
  • Have fun!