SCC Press Release

SCC to Host Appreciation Reception for SCC Literacy Volunteer Tutors April 12

In conjunction with National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Southeastern Community College will host an appreciation reception for all SCC Literacy volunteer tutors on Friday, April 12 at the SCC Fort Madison Center from 9:30am-11:30am.

SCC Volunteer Tutor Coordinator Paula Faulkner says this is a great opportunity to honor all of its Volunteer Literacy Tutors for their hard work.

“Our tutors give their time and talents to enrich the lives of adults who want to improve themselves. This is SCC’s way of saying thanks and how much we appreciate everything they’ve done.”

The SCC Volunteer Literacy Program serves adults who don’t know how to read or have low reading skills so they can improve their quality of life and become more confident.

“One in five Americans cannot read well enough to complete a job application or apply for a driver’s license. It’s a huge barrier for people to succeed in life,” Faulkner adds.

The SCC Literacy Program currently serves adults who live in Fort Madison, Burlington, Keokuk, Mt. Pleasant, Donnellson, and Mediapolis.

Faulkner says that once students sign up, they are paired with a trained volunteer tutor and given course materials. Student and tutors meet once a week at the students’ own pace until the lessons are completed. The program is free.

Faulkner says that SCC is always looking for volunteer tutors.

“Tutors have the chance to make a huge impact on someone’s life. If you’re an avid reader and are patient and understanding, you could be a tutor.”

Volunteer tutors complete a one-day training workshop at SCC. They receive step-by-step training materials that lead them through the tutoring process. Literacy tutors do not need to have special teacher certification.

The SCC Literacy Program serves the area’s non-reading adults by providing free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring. These services are available to native and foreign-born adults. The program is an affiliate of Pro-Literacy International.

For more information about the reception, becoming a volunteer tutor, or receiving tutoring services, please contact Paula Faulkner at (219) 208-5306 or (319) 376-2286.


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