Sign Up For a Tutor Training
Find upcoming trainings and registration information below.
For additional training opportunities, look to the Minnesota Literacy Council's website.
Please contact Taylor Clements with any additional questions.
Well-Trained Tutors Are High-Quality
We know that training is essential to ensuring that program staff and volunteers have the knowledge and skills to engage students in a meaningful way. Therefore, the Tutoring Partnership offers free tutor training sessions for any volunteer or program staff member working with young people in Saint Paul. Each of the training options is content-focused and age-specific, includes information about working with students in the Saint Paul Public Schools and will prepare to you be a high-quality tutor!
FREE Tutor Trainings
The Foundation has developed a tutor training that focuses on tutoring basics –important strategies that all tutors must know to successfully work with youth. The training provides a variety of core tutoring strategies through a framework of youth development needs. Tutors will learn how to effectively structure a tutoring session to be intentional and skill-based. Tutoring Basics is designed for tutors working in any program setting with any age group.
-Thursday, February 26th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm at Central Baptist Church REGISTER HERE
ABCs of Reading Tutor Training (Grades K-4)
The Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and the Minnesota Literacy Council have created a workshop specifically for tutors working with Saint Paul Public School students in literacy. The workshop will provide an overview of the reading process and the challenges kids face. You’ll learn ways to read with and to kids, pick up some ideas for reviewing alphabetics skills, and explore ways to support writing practice.
- Monday, February 2nd, 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Libery Plaza REGISTER HERE
Literacy Skills For Early Readers
This exciting new training will guide you through the most important skills of learning to read and give you the strategies to help students excel in these critical areas. For many of us, it is hard to remember what it was like when learning to read and we sometimes forget how challenging it can be! This workshop explores key early literacy skills including letter names, letter sounds, blending and segmenting letter sounds, rhyming and much more. By the end of this workshop, you will better understand how children learn these skills and will be prepared with activities to review and practice them with students in your tutoring sessions.
- Wednesday, February 11th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus REGISTER HERE
Comprehension Lesson for Early Readers
This exciting new workshop is designed as a complete comprehension lesson for tutors to incorporate into their sessions with early readers. Often, we are so focused on fluency that we forget to ask if the child understands the text! This workshop is geared toward simplifying the concepts of comprehension through practicing vocabulary strategies, question asking, knowledge checks and reflection activities in a tutoring session. By the end of this workshop, you will better understand how to practice vocabulary and comprehension strategies before, during and after a reading to ensure students understand and engage in the texts they read.
- Saturday, February 28th, 9:00am - 11:00am at St. Catherine's University REGISTER HERE
Middle Grades Matter: Adolescent Literacy Tutor Training (Grades 5-8)
Elementary Math Tutor Training (Grades K-5)
Elementary Math 2.0 Tutor Training (Grades K-5)
Math in the Middle Grades Tutor Training (Grades 6-8)
Saint Paul Public School staff from the mathematics department provide training sessions for tutors working with middle school students in math. The session addresses the transition from the elementary math curriculum to the middle school curriculum. In addition, tutors will learn useful strategies and tools for working with middle school students.
- Monday, March 30th, 5:00pm - 7:30pm at Skyline Tower REGISTER HERE
Math in the Middle Grades 2.0 Tutor Training (Grades 6-8)
Saint Paul Public School staff from the mathematics department provide training sessions for tutors working with middle school students in math. The session addresses the transition from the elementary math curriculum to the middle school curriculum. In addition, tutors will learn useful strategies and tools for working with middle school students. This training will build on information from the Math in the Middle Grades Tutor Training.
- Will not be offered in Spring 2015. Check back in Fall 2015 for training dates.
Understanding Survival Based Youth
The Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Sprockets invite program staff and volunteers to attend a workshop focused on behavior management led by David Wilmes, of Saint Paul Youth Services. The first of this two part training will use a strengths-based framework that explores resilience and the survival-based mindset.
- Tuesday, February 24th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Fort Road Flats REGISTER HERE
Behavior Management Tutor Training
The Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Sprockets invite program staff and volunteers to attend a workshop focused on behavior management led by David Wilmes, of Saint Paul Youth Services. This follow up to "Understanding Survival Based Youth" will focus on practical applications and additional "on the ground" questions that most groups find extremely important in thinking about the "so what" questions associated with behavior management and survival based youth.
- Thursday, February 26th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Fort Road Flats REGISTER HERE
Tutoring English Language Learners Tutor Training
In this workshop we will focus on our work with multilingual students learning English. Our goals are to further our understanding of what language learning feels like from the students' perspective, and then to practice concrete strategies to use during tutoring.
-Thursday, March 26th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm at Rondo Community Outreach Library REGISTER HERE