Partners in Reading (PAR) is the adult literacy program of the San Jose Public Library. Following is some information for new volunteers and for adults who need help with reading, writing, communication, and computer skills.
Imagine that you could not read a medicine label. What problems do you think might happen as a result?
Consider becoming a volunteer tutor to help change someone’s life, quite possibly your own. Become a volunteer tutor and work with an individual or a small group to tutor basic literacy skills. The next orientation and training begin on March 13, 2013. The 90-minute orientation is followed by two all-day training sessions at the King Library on Saturday, March 16 and Saturday, March 23.
The next learner orientation for adults who want to be part of PAR’s regular tutoring program for basic literacy will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Learners need to be over 18, live or work in San Jose, read or write below the 9th grade level, and be able to make a 6-month commitment.
For information about any of these opportunities and to sign up, please call (408) 808-2361. You can also find out more about Partners in Reading by visiting us online.
Partners in Reading has two new classes. If you are an adult, think about taking these two classes. They start in January, 2013 and will meet two times a week for 90 minutes each on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the King Library.
Contact PAR for orientation information and to sign up. The classes will be from January 8 to April 4, 2013. They will give you a lot of practice so that you can be a more independent writer. You will be confident that what you write is correct and easy to understand. You can sign up for one or both classes. Call (408) 808-2361 to find out more.
These words are from a current Partners in Reading tutor who is trying to encourage her neighbors to take a chance and become a volunteer. Would you like to do that too?
The Partners in Reading program of the San Jose Public Library is having a tutor shortage.
They currently have over 25 learners waiting and the list keeps growing.
A tutor training is scheduled for mid-July but they are not expecting nearly enough tutors to go around.
This is an amazing program that trains volunteer tutors to help adults learn to read.
Can you imagine
In 3 hours a week for six months (or more), you can help change someone's life.
You'll have an evening of orientation and two days of training, where you will learn and practice recommended teaching methods from expert teachers. You will learn about the tutoring experience, so you will be well-prepared when you meet your learner.
What kinds of people seek help from this adult literacy program?
You would meet with your learner at the King Library or a branch library. Study rooms can be reserved for privacy at a time convenient for you and your learner.
This can be a fantastic experience for you, as you share your love of words and reading, and find out what your learner can teach you! Also, if you prefer, you can tutor a small group of learners who are at similar levels working on the same goals.
If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, see http://sjpl.org/partutor - to sign up, contact (408) 808-2361 or email email@example.com.
Don't delay, the next training session begins July 18th, 2012!!
The King Library staff donated many books today to support the children of adult learners in Partners in Reading (PAR). PAR trains volunteer tutors to help adults improve reading and writing. PAR is holding a book drive until January 20 so kids can start home libraries and families can read together. Some of the titles shown here will be given to kids in PAR's family literacy program Together We Read. If you would like to donate, please bring a new, unwrapped book to your branch library or to the King Library. Please mark it Partners in Reading book drive. Thank you for promoting lifelong learning.
On December 10, eleven new volunteers completed tutor training and have been matched with adults who read or write below the high school level. We hope they enjoy their tutoring experience, because they will be helping adults build literacy skills while becoming more involved in the community. You can become a volunteer tutor as well. Just call Partners in Reading (PAR) at (408) 808-2361 to learn more. The next orientation will be February 1. Many adults are waiting for your help to read the newspaper, register to vote, fill out job applications, and read to a child. You can also visit our website for more information.
For more information about how tutoring can help adults, read this December 15, 2011 San Jose Mercury News article about a learner who is overcoming some difficult obstacles while working on her reading and writing.
Do you like to read? Change an adult's life by becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor with Partners in Reading (PAR). You can help an adult or a small group of adults build reading and writing skills. Help them write a resume, read a book to a child, write a grocery list, or accomplish many other tasks small and large that will improve the quality of their lives.
Tutor orientation begins on March 13, 2013, at the King Library followed by tutor training on March 16 and March 23. Tutoring can take place in all San José Public Library branches or in other public places. We ask for a minimum 6-month commitment of 3 hours per week after training. Call PAR now at (408) 808-2361 for more information and to sign up, or visit the PAR website.
Rudy is an adult in a library literacy program. In this video he reads a letter he wrote to his tutor about how she changed his life. His tutor has volunteered for more than 10 years and has changed the lives of many adults.