FAQ's -Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become a tutor?

Anyone age 18 or older who reads and speaks English, can communicate clearly and completes tutoring training.

When do you offer training and where?

Tutor training is offered six times a year. You can choose to attend weeknight or weekend sessions.

Where will I meet with my tutor/learner?

We have private tutoring locations conveniently located for most county residents. Tutors and learners do not meet at the learner’s or tutor’s home since there may be too many distractions.

Who are The Learning Center learners?

Adults with a wide variety of skills and ambitions. Some are school dropouts, others are graduates preparing to enter Penn College. Some are successfully employed persons facing on the job challenges, others are seeking to enter the workforce. Some are parents improving their educational skills to help their children.

How is The Learning Center funded?

State grants and the Lycoming County United Way funds support the work of The Learning Center.

Links for tutors

There are a variety of helpful books to prepare you as a tutor. From this link you can also check the online catalog for availability.

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