Tutor FAQs

What is the time commitment?  In order to establish the right relationship and learning environment, we ask that you tutor for a minimum of one (1) year. We hope your positive experience compels you to stay longer.

How long is the tutor training? For English language tutors, the combined in-person/online training is about 21 hours. The Work Skills workshop, which includes math tutor training, is 24 hours.

Is there homework involved in the training? Yes. Homework must be completed before you are assigned a student. As a general rule, homework takes no more than 2 hours per week. Homework is reviewed by staff.

Do I need a computer for homework? Yes. Computers are also available at the LVR main office.

How often should I meet with my student? Approximately two (2) hours per week.

Where will I meet my student? Your meeting location and time is flexible, but it must be at a public location (e.g., library, community center, church or LVR main office). This is LVR policy and there are no exceptions.

How will you match me with a student? You will be matched basic on logistics (time, availability, geographic location) and other preferences such as gender, skill level and so on.

How are students referred? Often friends or family refer students. Some find us through our website. All prospective students schedule an intake appointment and must meet minimal requirements for our services.

Is there a greater need for English or Math tutors? We have student waiting lists and need both kinds of tutors.

What about vacations and emergencies? Everyone takes a vacation. We ask that you tell us as soon as your vacation is scheduled. If you have a regular (annual) vacation that lasts more than a month, please consider other LVR volunteer opportunities. As for emergencies, we ask that you immediately call the office.

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