Tutor Application Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Action Read! This secure online application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. We strongly suggest that you print a copy of your application upon completion. 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Phone Home Phone Work Phone Cell Email OccupationOrganization or Company NameHave you ever volunteered at Action Read before?YesNoDo you have responsibilities or other considerations that might affect your ability to volunteer at Action Read for 12 months? (This information will help us match you with a learner with compatible goals.)How did you find out about Action Read? Newspaper Brochure Friend Agency Other Please tell us how.The following open-ended questions are important to help us get a feel for you, in order to make the best possible learner match. As well they will give you the opportunity to reflect on literacy work. Please be assured that there are no right or wrong answers. With that in mind, how do you define adult literacy in your own life?What do you think are some challenges facing an adult learner?What qualities do you think are important in an adult literacy tutor?What interests, personal qualities, professional skills, work and volunteer experiences do you have that would help you as a tutor?How do you think your background will compare to that of an adult literacy learner? What challenges and opportunities can you foresee? Please give us an example of how you have worked with people who have different beliefs and values than your own.Our program allows learners to take the lead in the direction of their learning, and expects tutors and volunteers to facilitate rather than direct learning. Please comment on this.How do you feel about your own experience with education?We often need math tutors. Could you help in this area?The computer can be an important literacy and numeracy resource and tool. Are you comfortable using the computer in your tutoring?In order for us to make improvements, we occasionally ask for your input in evaluating the One-on-One Tutoring Program. Would you be willing to provide feedback and share your ideas?YesNoOther volunteer opportunities exist at Action Read. Please check any areas of interest to you: Board Special Events Diversity Action Group Human Resources Committee Fundraising Finance Committee Workshop Presentations for learners or tutors Other Please explain why you are interested or how you can contribute.Would you be willing to submit to a criminal reference check? (Please note that we will provide more information on how to do this at later point).YesNoWould you be willing to provide two references? References should be able to confirm your background and skills. They can include contacts made through employment, volunteering, school or other community or professional associations with which you may be involved. Please do not provide family members, neighbours or close friends.YesNoReference #1: Name First Last Reference #1: Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Reference #1: PhoneReference #1: Email Reference #2: Name First Last Reference #2: Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Reference #2: PhoneReference #2: Email Action Read keeps contact information to inform our members about workshops, volunteer opportunities and events such as our winter holiday party and summer picnic. Would you like to be included in our list to receive email updates and phone calls about special events?YesNoWould you like to be included in our list to receive newsletters and/or our annual fundraising appeal?YesNo Action Read handles your confidential information with utmost care and discretion. Once we review your completed application, we will set up a time to meet with you and go over the details about the position. Volunteer tutors are required to attend a 6-8 hour training. Tutors are asked to make a one year commitment, for approximately 3 hours per week. * IMPORTANT * Computers are capricious beasts who don't always cooperate as they are supposed to (!). Thus, PLEASE PRINT this application before pressing 'submit'!!! Do this by right clicking and pressing 'print'. We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Action Read and will be in touch shortly.