Workshops we offer:


Adults


  • Basic
  • English as a Second Language

CALC provides professional training workshops for volunteers to teach others how to read, write and speak English. No prior experience is necessary. Lots of free materials and support are provided. $15 refundable deposit for tutor's manual.

The next basic tutor training series will be held:


May 2 and 3, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
June 13 and 14, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

The next English as a second language tutor training series will be held:


May 9 and 10, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
June [to be announced], 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Please phone us at 517-485-4949 for more information regarding the above workshop dates and to register. Space is limited.


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Children


Through the Read to SUCCEED program, MSU students tutor an at-risk child on a one-on-one basis, focusing on improving their student’s reading and writing skills. Tutors will be providing direct instruction to their student—this is not a homework help program! We provide training and constant support for our tutors and, prior to tutoring, all prospective tutors must attend our training sessions. These training sessions are held in Erickson Hall. Students will need to attend one of each session (I and II), both of which are offered at multiple times.

Interested students must come to our 347 Erickson Hall office prior to training to fill out the necessary paperwork and register. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday 9:30 to 2:30 pm and Thursdays from 9:30 to noon.

Fall 2017 Semester Read to SUCCEED training dates:

Session I:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 4:00 to 6:30 pm (room 252)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 am (room 116 H), 3:00 to 5:30 pm (room 252)
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 pm (room 252)

Session II:

Monday, September 18, 2017, 4:00 to 6:30 pm (room 252)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 3:00 to 5:30 pm, and 6:00 to 8:30 pm (room 252)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 am (room 116H)

Students may tutor either for credit (TE 494) or as a volunteer. We are always in need of tutors. Tutoring takes place twice a week for an hour each meeting. All tutoring sites are off campus, and carpooling can be arranged. Our tutoring times are as follows:

Tutoring times vary by school location: Monday/Wednesday: 3:35 to 4:35 pm; Tuesday/Thursday: 3:35 to 4:35 or 6:30 to 7:30 pm; Wednesday/Friday: 7:50 to 8:40 am.

Site Supervisor Training: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at CALC offices (1028 East Saginaw, Lansing.)

Tutoring begins Monday, September 25 and ends Friday, December 8, 2017.

Credit Student Sign Up:

The last day we can accept credit students for the Fall Succeed Program will be Friday, September 29, 2017. Volunteer tutors may be trained up to three weeks past the initial training sessions.

Spring 2018 Semester Read to SUCCEED training dates:

Session I:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:00 to 6:30 pm (room 252)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 am (room 116 H), 3:00 to 5:30 pm (room 252)
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30 pm (room 252)

Session II:

Monday, January 22, 2018, 4:00 to 6:30 pm (room 252)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 3:00 to 5:30 pm, and 6:00 to 8:30 pm (room 252)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 am (room 116H)

Site Supervisor Training: Friday, January 26, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at CALC offices (1028 East Saginaw, Lansing.)

Tutoring begins Monday, January 29 and ends Friday, April 27, 2018.

Credit Student Sign Up:

The last day we can accept credit students for the Spring Succeed Program will be Friday, February 2, 2018. Volunteer tutors may be trained up to three weeks past the initial training sessions.