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  • Registration for the February-March Tutor Training at PCC Cascade Campus is OPEN!
    See our Tutors page for more information.
  • Registration for the 2016 Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference is now OPEN! The Conference will be held on March 19 at Reed College, Vollum Center. 

    Check-In is from 8:15-8:45 a.m., Welcome at 8:45 a.m., and Conference sessions run from 9 a.m to 3:00 p.m. 
    Click HERE for more information and registration.

Putting the Pieces Together


Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference

On March 19, 2016, Portland Literacy Council will co-sponsor the 2016 Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference on the Reed College Campus. This conference supports Volunteer Literacy Tutors by offering a forum to exchange ideas, develop new teaching strategies, and hone tutoring skills. Volunteer Literacy Tutors in the Portland Metropolitan area provide one-to-one and group tutoring sessions to adult learners. The literacy skills for students range from preliterate to pre-GED.


Conference presentations and workshops will address the needs of both ABE and ESL tutors and students. Workshops will be presented, facilitated, or moderated by adult education and ESOL educators, and other professionals and adult literacy advocates. In addition to workshops, participants can attend activities such as a cultural exchange presentation and a tutor discussion session.

Attendees may select among fifteen workshops, divided among three time slots. The conference includes a catered luncheon. During the luncheon, local students will give presentations on their personal learning experiences.

   2015 Conference Summary


These local businesses supported the 2015 tutor conference with donations of door prizes to thank our volunteer tutors for their extraordinary efforts to improve adult literacy in our community.

Alder Creek Cayak and Canoe Kari Asher Massage New Seasons in Sellwood
Broadway Rose Theater Kelsall Chiropractic Clinic OMSI
Coterie Salon
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Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce
Higgins Restaurant Kimo Pope of Shine at the Salon Starbucks in Jantzen Beach
Portland Nursery Kobos Coffee Water Avenue Coffee
Hopworks Urban Brewery Maguarn Video

2015 Conference Photos