This question is optional and will not impact a volunteer's acceptance into the tutoring program. The information is used by the literacy council to monitor our success at attracting and maintaining a diverse volunteer corps in order to better serve our various communities.
What previous experience or skills do you have in the areas of online education, adult literacy or tutoring?
Becoming a Community Technology Tutor requires a high comfort level with using computers. Please describe your experience with using the Internet, Windows, Mac OS, email, and MS Office programs.
What other computer programs are you familiar with? (i.e. Microsoft Office, Windows, or others)
Why are you interested in becoming a Community Technology Tutor?
Please list any other agencies you are currently volunteering for.
Students in the Community Technology Labs come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Please describe any cross-cultural experiences you have had, either at work, school or in a community setting.
Tutoring requires a high level of English fluency. Please describe your comfort level with reading, writing and speaking English.
Speaking Hmong, Somali or Spanish in addition to English is helpful, but not required. Are you fluent in one of these languages? Or in another language other than English? If yes, please specify and include your level of competency.
A learner with limited English skills is asking for help with sending an email. You try to explain verbally how to do it, but the learner still seems confused. What would you do or say to help this learner?
You're working with a learner who has never used a computer before and appears nervous. What would you do and say to help this person feel comfortable?
What location(s) do you prefer?
Please check the day(s) and time(s) that you are available to tutor.
I declare that the information on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false or misleading information given by me can disqualify me from consideration or result in dismissal at a later time. I understand that completing this application does not guarantee my acceptance as a volunteer, nor does it obligate me to accept a volunteer assignment. I further understand that Minnesota Literacy Council does not agree to cover me for any legal liability arising out of my work as a volunteer. I have read and understand the Community Technology Tutor Position Description.
The Minnesota Literacy Council may want to take photos or videos of tutors to use in newsletters and newspapers, on websites, and in other media. Do we have your permission to use photos and/or videos of you?