Tutor Training Resources

Schools of Hope is invested in training all of our volunteers so they can be comfortable and effective as tutors. We offer training in many different ways so all tutors can access the types of training they need to be successful.

Schools of Hope Tutor HandbookThis tutoring handbook includes details about Schools of Hope and vital information for volunteers.

Community-wide Tutor Trainings:  Throughout the year, we offer occasional evening training opportunities. These training sessions, led by school district staff, will feature a variety of workshop topics. Tutor Coordinators at individual schools will inform tutors when a new Community-wide Tutor Training will be offered.



The next Tutoring Network Training will be in early Fall 2017.


 Schools of Hope Tutor Training Videos: Four videos can be found on our YouTube Channel.  The first video is about Getting Started as a tutor.  The second video is for those tutors working with younger students (K-3).  For tutors working with older students (4th and 5th graders) the third video is very useful.  The fourth video, Word Work, provides useful tips for helping build literacy skills and for starting a tutoring session.

Madison Metropolitan School District Video Trainings:  On this web site you’ll find training videos and links with helpful information that can make your tutoring experience easier, more effective, and more enjoyable. You can choose from the topics below to explore the Literacy, Homeless and Highly Mobile Students, and / or Positive Behavior Support tutoring resources.

LEARNS Web-Based Tutor Training: From the CNCS/LEARNS website, “This set of three tutorials is designed to introduce national service members and volunteers to effective tutoring strategies.  Users interact with virtual tutors and children engaged in a range of activities that integrate a variety of skills and learning styles.  The Web-based training also includes an array of downloadable support materials designed to help tutors in their important work with children.  Topics include reading comprehension, strategies for supporting English Language Learners and emergent readers, and homework help in out-of-school time.  This course was created through the cooperation of the Corporation for National and Community Service and LEARNS.”

To access the LEARNS Web-based Tutor Training click here.  When prompted to log-in, please use our generic Schools of Hope log-in and password.

Log-in:  sohtutor

Password:  volunteer1

You can also access additional LEARNS tutoring resources by clicking here.

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