As a volunteer educatoinal tutor, you can provide invaluable support and enrichment to students who are learning how to use computers and the Internet by:
- offering individual or small group attention
- engaging students in enjoyable experiences with interactive — skills training and visual videos
- helping students feel successful by giving positive feedback and support
- helping with tasks in ways that extend the students understanding and interest
- modeling through your own actions that computers and skills training are pleasurable and valuable activities
- extending or supporting skills training that happens within the classroom.
Our educational tutor programs vary widely from setting to setting. You might work in a corporate building/office, college campus, university lab room and or a high school during the school day. Educating and tutoring students young and mature or helping out in a class session with a small group. Other programs take place before or after school and or work offering workshops, support and skills training instruction or enrichment. They may be located in a variety of community agencies, public libraries including places of worship and hospitals.
Our programs offer special skills training and or use particular kinds of instructional methods and materials. Other programs welcome volunteers' own initiative. In some situations you will need to bring your own pad and writing materials and take notes on the lesson plans. We offer you full skills training and guidance; in others, you will be given the support and assistance you need when your assigned books or lession and specific structures to follow.
Even within one class setting, there may be a variety of approaches and expectations for volunteers, depending on the individual tutor and ages of the student(s). Being flexible in how you approach your role as a volunteer educational tutor may be the key to a smooth working relationship.