Literacy Center offers volunteer tutor training

Literacy Volunteers is offering volunteer tutor training classes in English as a Second Language and Basic Literacy.

Tutor training classes in Milford will be held at Fanny Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Tutor training classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23.

Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills. No previous teaching experience is required.

All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance.

For further information, call the Literacy Volunteers office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or stop by the Stratford Library satellite office on Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Those interested in working with students preparing for their general equivalency diploma examination, or those who prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, may call the center’s office to schedule an orientation meeting.

For more information on Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut’s ESL and other volunteer programs, visit or call 203-878-4800.