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Volunteer Training

April - August 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.

Down Towntown Basic Tutor Training
GPLC Downtown Center                             (Please note new location - no longer East Liberty)
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

No July Basic Tutor Training

South Hills Basic Literacy Council
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Mon./Wed.:  August 14, 16, 21, 23, 2017
5:45 to 8:45 PM

English as a Second Language Tutor Trainings (ESL)

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

North Side ESL Tutor Training
Alphabet City (City of Asylum)
Saturdays:  April 22 & 29, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 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
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Shadyside ESL Tutor Training
Third Presbyterian Church
Mon./Wed.:  July 17, 19, 24, 26, 2017
5:45 to 8:45 PM

Northside ESL Tutor Training
Alphaet City (City of Asylum)
Saturdays:  August 5, 12, 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.