How Does it Work?

How Does it Work?

Your Read Write Now tutor will work closely with you on your goals and interests to ensure you get the most out of your sessions. 

After contacting Central Office your contact details will be forwarded to your local Read Write Now Coordinator who will meet with you face to face to best assess how we can help and match you with a suitable tutor. You will meet with a trained volunteer tutor once a week, one-on-one, free of charge at a local library or community centre. Tutoring sessions focus on your individual personal and professional goals.

Confidential 1:1 tutoring provides you with a unique opportunity to improve your literacy skills in a private, safe environment, so you can gain new confidence and are able to participate more fully at work and everyday life. By focussing on your needs and through using real-world materials and topics meaningful and relevant to you additionally to tutoring resources, you will quickly begin to experience success at learning.

What you work on is largely up to you. Many students have a goal relating to a job or to a course they are studying and bring paperwork from their job or their course notes to sessions. The tutor plans a lesson using these materials to help build reading and writing skills. It is a faster track to success. At the end of the session you will be given some work to take with you so you can practise during the week. Each session is approximately an hour and a half.

Read Write Now is not a course, there are no set textbooks and no exams. You and your tutor determine what you'll work on in your sessions. 

Who are the Tutors?

Volunteer tutors build on the skills and life experience that each adult learner brings. Through mutual respect and trust, tutors help students to overcome their fears and learn new strategies, so they can take their first steps to improving their reading and writing and to support their independent development into the future.

Read Write Now tutors are ordinary people who value literacy and want to support and help others. All tutors completed an extensive training, have a police clearance, are good at explaining things and work at their student's pace. There is no pressure. Coordinators try to match a student with a tutor they think they will get on well with, as this makes it easier to work together in partnership.