Tutor Training 2017

The Charlotte Adult Learning Center will host the first Tutor Training of 2017 in February. By taking this FREE 12 hour tutor training, participants will be given  a ProLiteracy certificate  which certifies them as a tutor and can begin working with adults in furthering their education. Call the Charlotte Adult Learning Center to register or for more details!

February 17, 2017 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

February 18, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Lunch provided)

February 19, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

*Snow dates will be:

February 24, 2017 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

February 25, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Lunch provided)

February 26, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Basic Computer Skills Class

The Charlotte Adult Learning Center will be having a Basic Computer Skills Class every Tuesday for 8 weeks starting September 20, 2016. Classes begin at 10:30 AM and conclude at 12 PM. Classes are held at the Charlotte Adult Learning Center in Charlotte Court House, Virginia. Covered material will begin with basic functioning of a computer and its software and then build up to the internet, email, and social media. Call instructor Jessica at (434) 542-5782 for more information and for registration.computer clip art

2016 January Tutor Training

The Charlotte Adult Learning Center is hosting an initial 12-hour Tutor Training in January and February 2016. Location: Southside Virginia Community College, Room #20, in the main instructional building. Snacks provided.

January 9, 10 am-2 pm: characteristics of an adult learner, components of reading, motivation

January 16, 10 am-2 pm: strategies for comprehension, writing, assessments and goal setting

Feb. 6, 10 am-3 pm: special workshop by former Reading Recovery teachers Wanda Stewart and Gay Robinson

Learn how to teach a neighbor reading, writing, and basic math. Call 434-542-5782 to register. Free.

Tutor Training


Put Power in Your Hour!

Tutoring Strategies for Adult Low Readers

Southside Virginia Community College, Keysville, VA

Room: 103

Saturday, October 25, 10 am-3pm with a one-hour lunch break

RSVP by Oct. 23rd by calling 434-542-5782, or charlit100@gmail.com

Open to instructors in adult education and volunteer-based literacy programs in Southside Virginia. Other programs also eligible (call the Charlotte Adult Learning Center at 434-542-5782)


Being an effective reading teacher is a lot like rocket science. In this Southside Literacy Partners sponsored event you will gain skills and confidence as a reading instructor, whether you have experience or not. For example, what do you tell your students to do when they get to a word they don’t know? What reading materials are best for your students? How and when can you integrate complex reading tasks without frustrating learners? What can you do when a student can read the words, but doesn’t understand what he has read?


In this workshop attendees will learn to teach PreK through 8th grade word analysis skills, how to select appropriate material so students progress faster, how to use writing to improve reading, and how to improve students’ overall comprehension. One important resource, Pat Cunningham’s Making Words books will be introduced because of their simplicity of use and wide range of grade levels which perfectly complement individualized literacy instruction.


This workshop will be led by Wanda Stewart and Gay Robinson. In their forty plus years each of teaching, both have worked as staff development trainers and Reading Recovery teachers for Chesterfield County Public Schools. After retiring, Wanda spent ten years in Thailand as an English teacher and now tutors for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Youth Program and the Charlotte Adult Learning Center. Gay, who still tutors part-time, helped write, among other programs, the SOAR reading program for Chesterfield County Public Schools, a program specifically designed for teaching reading in small groups.
Attendees will leave with a handout of suggested activities to use during a tutoring session. This will serve as a reminder of how to teach students to be independent problem solvers using research-based techniques. Put Power in Your Hour! Funded by Virginia Literacy Foundation.