Lesson 2 - Role of the Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Illinois State Library

Other Characteristics of Effective Volunteer Tutors

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Each tutor approaches the volunteer experience with his or her own style and personality. However, effective tutors share some characteristics. Effective tutors approach the tutoring with a method that is referred to as learner-centered. In addition, they exhibit patience, understanding, creativity, humor, organization, enthusiasm, commitment, and knowledge in tutoring.

What do you think these terms mean as they relate to being an adult literacy volunteer tutor?

Look at the following terms. Then, click on the Definitions link provided below and compare your definition to the one provided. There is no writing involved in this exercise.

Definitions