Service makes real impact on literacy
THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of the Literacy Network Manly Warringah.
Lit Net is a community based organisation that trains volunteer tutors to help native speakers, as well as those with migrant backgrounds, improve their English language skills.
“After tutors have completed an eight-week training program, they are matched with students with whom they work on a oneto-one basis,” co-director Amanda McDougall said.
“Tutors and students meet weekly for up to two hours in students’ homes, in a library or at the Lit Net office,” she said.
She said tutors, as well as students, came from a variety of backgrounds.
“They bring wonderful life experiences to Lit Net,” she said.
Mrs McDougall said many students arrived in Australia with a limited educational background. “The aim is to help as many people as possible with literacy,” she said.
There are still a number of students waiting to be matched to tutors.
The next training session for tutors begins Tuesday April 5 and runs every Tuesday until May 24, 10am to 12.30pm in Brookvale.
Details: 0405 313 986.
Many thanks to the Manly Daily.