Become a TUTOR:
What is required to be a tutor? Tutors must be at least 18 years of age and possess the ability to read and speak English fluently. Tutor training is provided; three hours of basic training is required before being assigned to a student. Most tutor training is done in a small group setting, although we also offer online training.
Do I need previous teaching experience? No. FLS will provide you with training and support. Should a tutor know a language other than English? No. Knowledge of a language other than English is not necessary.
How are tutoring assignments made? The program coordinator matches the tutor with a student or a small group of students, taking into account the needs, skills, goals, availability and residency of the student(s) and tutor.
Where does tutoring take place? The majority of the tutoring is conducted at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Additional tutoring sites in rural areas may be incorporated to accommodate students.
How often do tutors meet with their students? Tutors and students are asked to meet once a week for 1 to 2 hours, minimum. A student and tutor are welcome to meet more often if they are able.
Is a tutor expected to teach for a certain length of time? Tutors and students are asked to make a one-year commitment.