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Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

ADULT LEARNERS

Our services are completely free. All materials for learners are provided to you by Turning Pages.

Stop by our offices during our office hours, Monday & Wednesday from 9AM-5PM, to fill out an intake form and provide a quick assessment. Our office is located at First Christian Church (2062 N Beltline Blvd). This is a chance to get to know each other, identify which library you would like to meet your tutor, help you set goals, and record your contact information.

From the time you enroll, it can take approximately 2-3 weeks to be matched with a tutor.

Tutoring sessions take place at locations that are suitable for both tutors and learners. While most tutors and learners meet at Richland and Lexington County libraries in private rooms reserved for adult education, meetings can also take place at other public locations such as the Turning Pages offices or shelters.

You are matched with a tutor based on the tutor’s interest form and your initial intake form. Usually, your first meeting with your tutor will be at Turning Pages where you and your tutor will get to know each other and sign a Tutor/Learner agreement.

If you’re unable to make a meeting, let your tutor know in advance by calling him or her.

Typically tutors and learners meet twice as week for 1.5 hour per session.

Turning Pages will order books appropriate for your level. It usually takes a week to receive books ordered. In some cases, educational materials from online are used or from other sources. All books and other materials are free of charge.

Absolutely! We can provide you with a GED study book and adjust our tutor sessions accordingly. We have recently partnered with Eastminster Presbyterian Church to provide tutoring help for advanced learners. Please note that the GED test can only be administered by South Carolina school districts and Turning Pages is unable administer this test for learners.

Yes! We can provide specialized tutoring sessions focusing on English as a Second Language (ESL), those with intellectual challenges, as well as math.

VOLUNTEERS

Turning Pages will administer a 2.5 hour tutor orientation for new tutors. Tutor orientations typically take place the last Saturday of the month from 10AM-12:30PM at the Turning Pages offices. If you are unable to attend a scheduled orientation, make-up sessions can be arranged.

Our tutor orientations are used for multiple purposes that are essential prior to you meeting with your learner. The orientation will be a forum to answers questions you may have, provide an overview of adult education, and give you some practical knowledge you can use with learners. This is particularly important for those who do not come from a teaching background.

Your training manual is sent to you online before your tutor orientation. Please bring this with you to your orientation.

We try to use the information you have provided in your Tutor Interest Form. For example, if you have indicated you want to work with beginning learners, you would be matched with a beginning learner.

e provide teacher’s editions of books to tutors. There are other books and materials used in the tutoring process that Turning Pages will provide to you to use with your learners.

In addition to a folder of various educational handouts, tutors may be sent online resources in the public domain. New tutors are also introduced to board members who have taught adult education classes who can be used as a resource for any questions that may come up regarding the tutoring process or the curriculum.

We will guide you in the best practices for helping a learner with a learning disability. Many of our learners do have some kind of learning disability, but we will suggest a variety of ways to best help these learners. In fact, a multi-faceted approach usually works best for those with learning disabilities.

At the onset of a tutoring relationship, an agreement signed by both tutor and learner. This agreement is designed to set clear expectations for tutors and learners. Relatinships are built on mutual respect and therefore learners are asked to contact you should they need to cancel an appointments. However we do ask tutors to keep in mind that many learners do not drive and may not even have a phone. So tutors are asked to be understanding and empathetic with learners.

Our services are completely free. All materials for learners are provided to tutors by Turning Pages.

Tutoring sessions take place at locations that are suitable for both tutors and learners. While most tutors and learners meet at Richland and Lexington County libraries in private rooms reserved for adult education, meetings can also take place at other public locations such as the Turning Pages offices or shelters.

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