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February & June 2017 Training Schedule for
New Volunteer Tutors 

Below is a list of volunteer tutor training workshops.  To sign up for any of these trainings, please use our Volunteer Registration Form (pdf) or Volunteer Registration Form (Word).  Once the form is completed, either save and send it via email to or mail it to:  Lisa Morse, GPLC, 411 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 550, Pittsburgh, PA  15219.

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about our literacy programs, please call 412-393-7600. Choose a training for basic literacy, English as a second language, or math.

When you become a volunteer tutor, GPLC prefers that you make at least a 6-month commitment so that student progress is not interrupted. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all volunteer tutors possess or are working toward a four-year college degree.

Registrations must be received in GPLC's main office at least one week prior to the training. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available.

Please Note: The workshop sessions must be completed in sequential order. It is preferable to complete all 12 hours in one location. If you cannot attend all the sessions at one particular location, you may, with the permission of the training coordinator, begin at one location and finish at a later one, as long as you attend the sessions in sequential order.

Basic Literacy Tutor Trainings

Preparation for tutoring a native-born adult in reading and writing.

Dowtown Basic Tutor Training
GPLC's Downtown Center
Mon./Tues.:  February 20, 21, 27, 28, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 PM  (corrected time is 3 hours each session)

South Hills Basic Tutor Training
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Saturdays:  March 11 & 18, 2017
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

East End Basic Tutor Training
East End Cooperative Ministry
Mon./Wed:  April 17, 19, 24 & 26, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 PM

East Liberty Basic Tutor Training
East Liberty Library
Saturdays:  May 6 & 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Shadyside Basic Tutor Training
Third Presbyterian Church
Mon./Wed.:  June 19, 21, 26, 28, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language Tutor Trainings (ESL)

Preparation for tutoring foreign-born adults in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

East Liberty ESL Tutor Training
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary             (note:  new venue)
Saturdays:  February 25 & March 4, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Downtown ESL Tutor Training
GPLC Downtown Center
Mon./Wed.:  March 20, 22, 27 & 29, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 PM

Oakland ESL Tutor Training
Islamic Center
Mon./Wed.:  May 15, 17, 22, 24, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 PM

South Hills ESL Tutor Training
Green Tree Public Library
Saturdays:  June 3 & 10, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Volunteer Registration Form (pdf) 8-2016
Volunteer Registration Form (Word) 8-2016

We gratefully acknowledge the following for their sponsorship of our 2016 tutor training workshops.  



To find out how your company can sponsor training workshops, please contact Maria Polinsky.