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Events & Training for
Literacy Advance Volunteers


What's going on for Literacy Advance volunteers?

Please join us at one of these events or training sessions!

Remember, if you have ideas or requests for Volunteer Socials or for Tutor Workshops or Roundtables, please get in touch.


Third annual Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium

symposiumWe're excited to be offering this free training day to our tutors for the third year running!

Registration is open now; breakfast and lunch provided in your FREE registration, plus of course a day of great training. What are you waiting for?!

Saturday, April 28, 2017, 8am - 4pm
Pearland ISD building, Pearland

Previous years' sessions have included topics like:

  • Effective Practices for Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Language Using Games
  • Solving for (ESL + Math) = Excellence
  • The Less You Talk the More They Learn
...and a whole lot more besides. Attendees over the last two years have given glowing feedback, with one of our seasoned tutors even stating that "this was the best day of training I've ever had!"
The schedule is still being finalised for 2018, but you can register now.

Facebook support group

Especially for you!

volunteer supportIf only there was an easy way to talk to other tutors about questions, ideas for using materials or introducing a new topic, or some other issue...

Well, there is one! There's a Literacy Advance Tutor Support Group on Facebook. It was created with Literacy Advance tutors especially in mind, and you can share ideas, answer other tutors' questions, get access to others' favorite resources and tutoring methods (along with sharing your own!), and much more.

First time you visit, you'll need to ask to join; after that you can come and go as you like and (depending on your Facebook settings) the group's posts will show up in your newsfeed.

Please take a moment to explore the page - there's a search box, so you can see if someone's already asked the very thing you're wondering about, and a place for files to be stored (which means lesson plan sharing just got easier; yippee!). Both of these can be found in the menu on the left.

Anyone can ask a question or start a discussion, and we encourage you to do that! We want this to be a supportive community space, and you're a big part of helping it be successful.

Questions about the Facebook support group? Talk to Maxine: or 713.266.8777


Tutor Enrichment Workshops & Volunteer Training

enrichmentLiteracy Advance offers a regular schedule of Enrichment Workshops, designed to help volunteer tutors continue to improve their understanding of adult literacy, tutoring techniques, and much more. Enrichment Workshops are open to all Literacy Advance volunteer tutors and you are encouraged to attend as often as you can!

If you see a topic you're interested in, but can't manage the day or time, please get in touch - if there's enough interest we'll do our best to arrange for a repeat session.


2018 events coming soon.


If you have an enrichment topic you'd like to request, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.



roundtableIn addition to Enrichment Workshops, we like to gather tutors together for roundtables, where volunteer tutors can share what works for them, ask questions, and get guidance and ideas from one another.

Spend some time with your fellow volunteers, and learn something new!


2018 events coming soon.


If you have a topic you'd like to request, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.



volunteer socialGet together with fellow volunteers and relax, celebrate, and enjoy each other's company!

We try to make social events low-cost or free.

We promise we won't ONLY talk about volunteering...


2018 events coming soon.


If you have a fun idea for something to do with your fellow volunteers, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

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