Training and Professional Development

Training and Professional Development

All of our tutors receive thorough training before they are matched with students, with ongoing training support
offered throughout the year. 


All Read Write Now tutors complete a training course. For tutors in the metropolitan area, this is a combination of face-to-face and online training over a period of approximately 4 weeks. At this stage regional tutors can undertake Days 1 - 3 online.  Training is provided free of charge.

The course, Tutoring Adult Literacy and Numeracy, is designed to give tutors ideas and strategies to confidently assist adult students. Topics covered include: reading, spelling and writing, lesson and program planning, adult learning principles and approaches to assisting students from a culturally and linguistically diverse background (CaLD). Homework is set during the course for tutors to complete.

"The course is so enlightening on how to assist people with their literacy challenges. The philosophy of setting up students for success is brilliant and infectious" Tutor, Catherine.


Professional Development

Read Write Now offers specialist workshops throughout the year for tutors to attend to increase their skills and expand their personal and professional networks. Centrally based workshops are conducted throughout the year and local workshops are organised by Regional Coordinators. 

"I've been tutoring for nearly a year now! I've used your training, materials and advice extensively, and think of you often, with much gratitude!" Tutor, Lucy 

Here are some videos to check out on the subject of Dyslexia. These videos were promoted to tutors while working in isolation.


Tutor workshops

Read Write Now conducts a variety of workshops for tutors throughout the year. Information about upcoming workshops is emailed to Coordinators and tutors.




This course is designed to help you to become a better tutor through exploring ways you can best support adult learners and teach them basic computer skills.

Come and join us for a full day of workshops, including:

  • An introduction into Language Teaching and Basic Computer Skills (What is a Digital Mentor?)
  • Inspiring people to get online
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Supporting digital (computer) skills
  • Online Resources and Activities
  • Lesson Planning and Observation
  • Facilitating discussions and activities.

This will be the last Introductory Course for 2020:

Friday 18 September09:00 - 15:45Leederville Campus North Metropolitan TAFE

Please note that lunch and refreshments are provided on the day, and there will be more follow-up sessions on various topics related to computer skills.

Enquiries & RSVP Nina Cameron -“Be Connected” Lead Digital Mentor- on 1800 018 802 or 9202 4354