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I-Care Literacy Program

Trouble with basic reading and writing? Do you need help to fill out forms or read your mail?

I-CARE can help you.

Free!

Call 604-527-5409

Meet with a trained volunteer tutor once a week to learn basic reading, writing and spelling.

The I-CARE Program offers:

  • free tutoring for English-speaking adults
  • a trained tutor and the resources of Douglas College
  • an initial interview to assess your reading, writing and spelling skills
  • personalized learning programs
  • learning tailored to individual needs and goals
  • on-going support from I-CARE personnel
  • tutoring sessions in comfortable, private surroundings
  • confidentiality

Become a tutor: free training

The I-CARE Tutor Training course at Douglas College will prepare you to teach basic skills in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling

You are:

  • Compassionate
  • Friendly
  • Patient
  • Tolerant

What you give:

  • Your excellent ability to read, write and spell in English (high school graduate)
  • Two hours (minimum) a week to your adult learner, plus preparation time
  • Your commitment for one year
  • Monthly reports on tutoring sessions and your learner's progress

What you get:

  • Comprehensive tutor training - approximately 20 hours of workshops
  • A minimum of four practicum experiences
  • A certificate issued upon completion
  • Free materials
  • Valuable volunteer experience
  • The reward of helping someone gain life-changing skills

For more details and to find out about our next tutor training session, contact 604-527-5409 or email Nancy Walker

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