New Tutor Resources
Resources for New Adult Literacy Tutors and Teachers
Perhaps you are a new volunteer tutor or perhaps you did a search for tutor & teacher resources. Regardless, here are some very basic resources to peruse in order to prepare yourself to be a knowledgeable tutor or teacher of adults.
There are new tutor resources for those who have no background in adult education and there are theory-based resources for seasoned tutors and teachers of adults. (Some of the resources suggested are for younger learners, but the main concepts can be applied to adult instruction.)
The links will take you to WorldCat, which will help you locate the item at a library near you. Some of the titles are older and may be out of print, so libraries may be the only places to find them. If you have a resource to suggest, please email me at esther_chase @ yahoo.com.
New Adult Literacy Tutors
Colvin, Ruth J. Tutor 8: A Collaborative, Learner-Centered Approarch to Literacy Instruction for Teens and Adults. Syracuse, NY: New Readers Press, 2009. Print.
Frey, Patricia, and Evey Renner. Litstart: Strategies for Adult Literacy and Esl Tutors. Lansing, Mich: Michigan Literacy, Inc, 1999. Print.
Siljander, Raymond P, Jacqueline A. Reina, and Roger A. Siljander. Literacy Tutoring Handbook: A Guide to Teaching Children and Adults to Read and Write. Springfield, Ill: C.C. Thomas, 2005. Print.
Reading Instruction Theory
Campbell, Pat. Teaching Reading to Adults: A Balanced Approach. Edmonton: Grass Roots Press, 2003. Print.
McShane, Susan. Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers. Jessup, Md: National Institute for Literacy, 2005. Print.
Nessel, Denise D, and Margaret B. Jones. The Language-Experience Approach to Reading: A Handbook for Teachers. New York: Teachers College Press, 1981. Print.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Celce-Murcia, Marianne. Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2001. Print.
Parrish, Betsy. Teaching Adult ESL: A Practical Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT, 2004. Print.
Vaille, Barbara, and Williams J. Quinn. Creating Book Clubs in the English Language Classroom: A Model for Teachers of Adults. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006. Print.
Pre-GED and GED
2014 GED Quick Guide, New Readers Press
Berwyn Library GED Study Group's List of Recommended Study Books
Online Training Videos
Training by Design Video Segments, New Readers Press
Goldstein, Ricki. Taking the Mystique Out of Learning Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Literacy Tutors. Saint John, N.B: Laubach Literacy of Canada, 2000. Print.