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Keep Lighting Up the World

2015 Annual VOLUNTEER TUTOR Conference

    -Saturday, March 21, 2015
    -8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Vollum Center
    -Reed College Campus, Portland, Oregon

Portland Literacy Council is a co-sponsor of the annual Volunteer Literacy Conference. Our goal is to support Volunteer Literacy Tutors by exchanging ideas, developing new teaching strategies, and honing 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 address the needs of both ABE and ESL tutors and students. Workshops are presented, facilitated, or moderated by adult education and ESOL educators, and other professionals and adult literacy advocates. In addition to workshops, participants may attend activities such as a cultural exchange presentation and discussion and tutor discussion session.

Attendees may select from among fifteen workshops, divided among three time slots. The conference includes a catered luncheon for which local students write and present speeches about their learning experiences.

Hope to see you there!

You'll find conference date, times, fees, in the February LiteracyLinks. Workshop Summaries begin on page 2 of the newsletter.

The Conference Program Guide provides workshop details and personal bios for the presenters. 

Please be sure to review the Workshop Summaries and Conference Program Guide so you can select those workshops you want to attend.


If you're unable to register online, please contact Peggy Murphy, Conference Registrar: or 971-207-6769.


  • Morning refreshments
  • Educational presentations
  • Professional training
  • Hands-on workshops
  • International Cultural Presentations
  • Student speakers
  • A fabulous buffet lunch (Gluten-free lunch requests must be received by 9:00am, Wednesday, March 18.)
  • Door prizes

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     Reed College
     Vollum Center
     3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
     Portland, OR 97202

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