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May 8, 2014

Rogers County Literacy Council trains new tutors


The Rogers County Literacy Council recently held its bi-annual training of volunteer tutors.
The organization offers free basic English tutoring to any person in Rogers County who is 16 years or older and reads below eighth grade level, and offers free English Language Learner (ELL) tutoring to Rogers County non-native speakers who want to improve their English reading and speaking skills.
Volunteer tutors are trained to understand the learning process, recognize and overcome some of the common learning stumbling blocks, and use teaching tools to keep it rewarding for everyone.
Tutors meet weekly with the learner(s) they have been assigned. In addition, they participate in tutor training. 
The training is 12 hours conducted over two days. Part one took place on April 26 with part two on May 3. The training this year was in Oologah. RCLC Tutor Trainer is Julie Landers.
On April 26, Dwight Benton from Miami Literacy, another Oklahoma literacy program, joined Julie to help with the training. Cooperation takes place between programs for training purposes throughout the state. 
Attendees were new tutors, with some more experienced tutors on hand to lend their voice of experience. 
Two RCLC board members also attended this year’s training titled “Open Minds.”
For more information about the literacy council, call (918) 277-4331. Office hours at the Will Rogers Public Library are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information is also available at or email Edel Godwin at

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