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Training Schedule for New Volunteer Tutors

Spring 2018

Below is a list of volunteer tutor training workshops.  To sign up for any of these trainings, please use our Volunteer Registration Form (pdf) or Volunteer Registration Form (Word).  Once the form is completed, either save and send it via email to or mail it to:  Roberta Hatcher, GPLC, 411 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 550, Pittsburgh, PA  15219.

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about our literacy programs, please call 412-393-7600. Choose a training for basic literacy, English as a second language, or math.

When you become a volunteer tutor, GPLC prefers that you make at least a 6-month commitment so that student progress is not interrupted. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all volunteer tutors possess or are working toward a four-year college degree.

Registrations must be received in GPLC's main office at least one week prior to the training. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available.

Please Note: The workshop sessions must be completed in sequential order. It is preferable to complete all 12 hours in one location. If you cannot attend all the sessions at one particular location, you may, with the permission of the training coordinator, begin at one location and finish at a later one, as long as you attend the sessions in sequential order.  

Basic Literacy Tutor Trainings (ABE)
Preparation for tutoring a native-born adult in reading and writing.

English as a Second Language Tutor Trainings (ESL)
Preparation for tutoring foreign-born adults in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

New Volunteer Tutor Trainings - Spring 2018

Initial Training (Part 1):
Teaching Literacy, Teaching Adults
     Training Part II:             
     Building a Tutor's Toolkit             

Downtown Part I
GPLC Downtown Center
411 7th Avenue

March 24 (Saturday) 
from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

March 26 & 28 (Monday & Wednesday)
from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Downtown Part II
GPLC Downtown Center
411 7th Avenue

*ABE:  April 7 (Saturday)
from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
April 9 (Monday)
from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

*ESL:  April 7 (Saturday)
from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
April 11 (Wednesday)
from 6:00 - 9:00  PM

East Liberty Part I
East Liberty Carnegie Library
130 S. Whitfield Street

April 14 (Saturday)
from 10:50 AM 0 5:00 PM
April 23 & 25 (Monday/Wednesday)
from 5:30 - 8:00 PM


East Liberty Part II
East Liberty Carnegie Library
130 S. Whitfield Street

*ABE:  April 28 (Saturday)
from 2:00 - 5:00 PM
May 9 (Wednesday)
5:30 - 8:00 PM

*ESL:  April 28 (Saturday)
from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
May 7 (Monday)
from 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Green Tree Part I
Green Tree Public Libary
10 W. Manilla Avenue

May 5 (Saturday)
from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
May 22 & 24 (Tuesday/Thursday)
from 5:45 - 8:45 PM

Green Tree Part II
Green Tree Public Library
10. W. Manilla Avenue

*ABE:  May 12 (Saturday)
from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
June 5 (Tuesday) 
from 5:45 - 8:45 pm

*ESL:  May 12 (Saturday)
from 1:30 - 4:30 PM
June 7 (Thursday)
from 5:45 - 8:45 PM

                                                                                             *ABE= Adult Basic Education
                                                                                             *ESL:= English a second language

Volunteer Registration Form (pdf) 1-2018
Volunteer Registration Form (Word) 1-2018

We gratefully acknowledge the following for their sponsorship of our 2016 tutor training workshops.  


To find out how your company can sponsor training workshops, please contact Maria Polinsky.