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Literacy Council of Washington County to offer tutor workshops

April 27, 2007

The Literacy Council of Washington County will hold a free two-part workshop for new volunteer literacy tutors on consecutive Saturdays. Part I will be May 12; Part II will be May 19.

Included in the first session will be teaching English as a second language (ESL), a skill relevant in meeting the needs of the refugee and immigrant population living and working in the Hagerstown area.

The workshop will be in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cold drinks and coffee will be provided.

Local instructors Becky Hein and Barbara Creager will be assisted by Caroline Gaver and Joyce Routzahn of the Frederick County Literacy Council.

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Each new tutor meets with his or her assigned student for one or two hours a week at a mutually convenient time and in a public place like a church or library. Tutors have unlimited access to a variety of teaching materials, including books, manuals, computers and appropriate software, which is housed in the council's office in the church at 15 Randolph Ave.

For more information, advance registration and directions, call council administrator Bill Price at 301-739-4208 between 8:30 a.m. and noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

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