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2017 PLC Tutor Conference
Literacy for All

On March 11, 2017, Portland Literacy Council convened the 2017 PLC 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.

Participant comments from the 2017 Tutor Conference:

 “A lot of great ideas for the classroom, and most importantly, ways to adapt them to different levels.”

 “Always something new with technology. Helpful and interesting.”

 “It was all awesome – really – thank you! Where I volunteer, we teach the basics and here I felt I was learning how to teach gourmet style.”

 “Wow, what a great time.  Excellent flow, smooth organization, and friendly and clear delivery.”

 “Excellent conference. Great opportunity to learn from tutors, presenters, colleagues.”

 “My first time attending the conference. I will definitely be back next year! Thank you for a great experience!”

Thanks to these inspired and inspiring Presenters!

Linda Bonder
Cece Dispenza
Richard Emmett
Anuncia Escala
Margi Felix-Lund
Sharon Hennessey
Julie Hiefield
Rachel KImbrow
Abigail Pecore
John Runcie
Jen Sacklin
Azumi Stapp
Delpha Thomas


Thanks to these Workshop Assistants, Culture Exchange and Luncheon Speakers!

Valentina Cruz
Eva Garcia
Sr. Catherine Hertel
Nian Fu Li
Eduardo Martinez
Vita Piazza
Cookie Ritter
Michael Rock
Antonina Sirotiuk
Tatiyana Kucheryavenko
Yaroslav Kucheryavenko

Thanks to these Conference volunteers and PLC Board Members!


Trina Hing
Jim Walseth
Zoey Kimball

PLC Board Members

Dominique Hoffman
Kris Magaurn
Arlene Matusow
Peggy Murphy
Susan Murray
Cheryl Thoen
Delpha Thomas