The Galway – Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) is a further education and training organisation covering counties Galway and Roscommon.
At present they are recruiting a panel of volunteer tutors to help with adult literacy, numeracy and communications. Adult education and literacy tuition is very different to learning in School. It primarily centres on the needs and interests of the learner. Very often adults with literacy difficulties had a negative experience of school and it is a very brave decision for them to return to education. If you can read, are a good communicator and can empathise with and understand adults with literacy difficulties then maybe you can help. Through some initial training you can support others in improving their reading and writing skills.
Intensive volunteer tutor training will be part of the induction process and will suit individuals who are retired and still want to be involved in teaching, and also for individuals who are willing to gain experience in teaching and training. This initial tutor training usually involves attending a class with other volunteers for one evening a week for approximately 6-8 weeks. Please note that all tutors are required to engage in Garda vetting, without exception. Tutors may start work once they have signed the declaration and the vetting application has been submitted to the appropriate Authority. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor please contact Irene Greene, Adult Literacy Organiser at 086 0451427.