RSVP looking for tutors

BIG RAPIDS – The Retired Senior Volunteer Program Literacy Council of Mecosta, Friends of the Library, and community libraries are looking for tutors willing to spread literacy throughout Mecosta, Osceola and Lake counties.

A training program for volunteers of any age from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19 and 21, at the Big Rapids Community Library. During the training session, volunteers will tutoring tips, like where to start, how to plan sessions, word strategies and measuring progress. Tutors are not paid for their volunteer services.

The training will include tips for tutoring both adults and young adults. Individuals are required to attend all sessions to receive certification. The training instructor will be Jerry Nickles from Ferris State University.

Books and materials will be provided through RSVP Friends of the Library and Community Libraries.

If interested in attending the training, call RSVP at (231) 796-4848 by the March 18 registration deadline. Certification in tutoring is provided upon completion of 11 hours of training.