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Nicolet College - Literacy Task Force to offer tutor training, tutoring


The Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin to
offer tutor training and free tutoring in reading

The Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin is once again looking for individuals to participate in a two-week literacy training to become reading tutors. The Literacy Task Force is partnering with Nicolet College to sponsor its fifth annual Literacy Training Workshop in June.

This intensive, 60-hour training is designed for parents, regular and special educators, reading specialists, tutors or anyone interested in getting in-depth research-based instructional interventions in reading and spelling that are proven effective in working with both children and adults who struggle with reading.

The training will be held at the Northern Advantage Job Center in Rhinelander on June 15-19 from 8am to 4pm and June 22-26 from noon to 5pm. Interested persons should register through Nicolet College by mail, in person, or by phoning 715-365-4480 or 1-800-544-3039, ext 4480. The training is based on the multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham methodology. Full or partial scholarships are available.

Do you have a son, daughter, or know an adult who has severe difficulty in reading and spelling? During the second week, the Task Force offers free tutoring and is looking for adults or children who would benefit from systematic and individualized reading instruction. Learners will be invited to continue to receive tutoring throughout the summer. To apply, or for more information about literacy tutoring services and how someone you know can benefit, contact Nona Soroosh at 715-479-4114 or soroosh@nnex.net; or contact Bonnie Margitan at 715-356-6889 or margitan@newnorth.net.

Since the Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin covers Wausau, Rhinelander, Minocqua, Eagle River, Crandon, Phillips, Hayward, Hurley, Ashland and other towns and villages in these areas, tutors are needed from all over. Research shows that people are not willing to drive a long distance to meet with a tutor on a weekly basis. The Task Force also welcomes donations to the general scholarship fund or to help purchase resource materials such as books, videos and pamphlets for the program.

To get more information about the Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin, brochures for the Literacy Training Workshop, brochures on getting free reading tutoring, or to get donation information go to www.literacytaskforce.org , call 715-525-9660 or contact Bob Steber at 715-365-4580 or Donna Hejtmanek at 715-573-0125.