Literacy Network
701 Dane St.
Madison, WI 53713
Phone 608-244-3911
Email jeff@litnetwork.org
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
For Volunteers : SCALE Tutoring program application


Application: Basic Literacy Tutoring: SCALE

PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY so you understand the volunteer position you are applying for. If you have questions please call Shawn at (608) 244-3911.

Our literacy programs serve adults, so we are only able to accept adults (18+) as volunteers. We also require our volunteer tutors to:

  • Be reliable, patient, and kind
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently (all ESL tutoring is done in English.)
  • Attend orientation and training before tutoring
  • Reliably get themselves to their tutoring site *on time* every week
  • Commit to tutoring in one weekly 2-hour session for an entire semester (excluding holidays)

The Skills in Computers & Literacy for Employment (SCALE) program is a Adult Basic Literacy (ABE) program in which you sign up to tutor in a weekly 2-hour class for one semester, and the classes are focused on teaching basic computer and literacy skills (vocabulary, spelling, using email, filling out online forms, or basic Word/Excel formatting). Each class is made up of 8 tutor/student pairs, and we will try to match you with the same student the entire semester. Lesson plans are given to you at the beginning of class every week by the intern overseeing your class, who knows the learning level and personal goals of each of the students. The intern is also there to help you and your student if you have questions or get stuck! You don't need tutoring or teaching experience -just comfortable knowledge of basic computer practices, patience, kindness, and the ability to attend your class every week.

You can apply for any semester listed below; if a semester is full, you will be added to the wait list:

All new tutors accepted into this program are required to attend the scheduled Training session at Literacy Network before the semester begins. Training is held at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street).

Volunteers tutor during the following sessions (classes); some sessions are located far from downtown and reliable transportation is required. Weekly attendance is also required for the full semester; if you anticipate missing more than 2 sessions you do not qualify for this program. If a session for the semester you're applying is full, you will be added to the waiting list.

  • Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.)
  • Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Seven Oaks (1108 Moorland Rd)
  • Wednesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm at Goodman South Library (2222 S. Park St.)
  • Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane St)
  • Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Meadowridge Library (5726 Raymond Rd)

FIELDS WITH BLUE HEADINGS ARE REQUIRED. Demographic information is required but does not affect your qualification as a volunteer; we are merely required to provide (anonymous) demographic information of our volunteers to our funding agencies.

Completing an application does not guarantee you a spot in our program; your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a week or two. Thank you for applying to tutor with Literacy Network!

Please complete all required fields.

SPRING 2018 (Jan 22-May 12)
Training: 6-8pm Tue Jan 16

SUMMER 2018 (June 4-Aug 25)
Training: 6-8pm Tue May 29

FALL 2018
(Sep 17-Dec15)
Training: 6-8pm Tue Sept 11

Your full name (First and last names)
Nickname (if applicable)
Street address
City, State, Zip Code
Email
Phone number (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Alternative phone number
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
Ethnicity/Race
 White/Caucasian
 Hispanic/Latino
 Black/African American
 Asian/Pacific Islander
 Southeast Asian
 Native American/American Indian
 Multi-racial
 Other
Gender
 Female
 Male
Do you have a disability?
 Yes
 No
If you are employed full-time, your employer (name of business or organization). If retired, write that.
If you are a full-time student, your college and area of study
Reliable transportation to/from your assigned tutoring site is required. How will you be traveling to/from your tutoring site? (Bus/bike is typically not considered reliable transportation during winter months.)
 I have a vehicle
 Bus
 Bicycle
 I do not have reliable transportation
For which sessions are you available? (You are assigned only one.) Remember, you must attend your "class" every week (no more than 3 absences) during the entire semester. If you are applying for a session that has already been filled, you will be considered for our tutoring waiting list.
 Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.
 Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Seven Oaks (1108 Moorland Rd)
 Wednesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm at Goodman South Library (2222 S. Park St.)
 Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane St)
 Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Meadowridge Library (5726 Raymond Rd)
For which semester are you applying?
 Spring 2018 (Jan 22-May 12)
 Summer 2018 (June 4-Aug 25)
 Fall 2018 (Sep 17-Dec 15)
All new tutors must attend training at Literacy Network before starting. Please verify you are able to attend the scheduled Training for the semester you're applying.
FALL 2017 (Sep 18-Dec 15)
Training: Individually scheduled

SPRING 2018 (Jan 22-May 12)
Training: 6-8pm Tue Jan 16

SUMMER 2018 (June 4-Aug 25)
Training: 6-8pm Tue May 29


 Yes, I can attend scheduled Training
 No, the training date does not work with my schedule
Have you volunteered on a regular (weekly or monthly) basis before? Where and how long?
Do you have any experience tutoring, training, or teaching adults? in what capacity?
How did you hear about Literacy Network?
 Friend, family or coworker
 Internet search
 Social Media
 Driving by
 volunteermatch.org
 volunteeryourtime.org
 craigslist
 My school
 Radio
 Newspaper
 I used to be involved with Literacy Network
 Don't remember

Please read the following statements and check the box if you agree:
 I understand that by submitting this application I authorize Literacy Network to conduct a criminal background check on me. All information will remain confidential.
 I understand that there may be formerly incarcerated individuals working in these programs to improve their literacy, and that Literacy Network creates a safe environment for learners and volunteers.
 I understand that in providing my services as a volunteer with the Literacy Network I will respect the confidentiality of learners, donors and other tutors.
 I grant my permission and consent to Literacy Network and any agency affiliated with Literacy Network to use my name and to print, copy, publish, and reproduce photographs and any other likenesses of me for promotional reasons.


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