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[For Tutors] - Is there any training that volunteers go through before becoming a tutor?

The Literacy Council sends our tutors to a one-day training class on how to teach reading using the Laubach method. The training is done in Kalamazoo and put on by the Kalamazoo Literacy Council. Laubach training is used cross the country and was developed specifically to help adults with limited or no reading skills to become confident readers. Laubach training deals with teaching reading in a phonics-based approach for adults with four levels of proficiency, from Level One when an adult can't read at all, to Level Four when an adult can read to a third- to a fifth-grade level. At that level, a person can read a newspaper or a book, and understand enough written words to get by in today's society.