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The mission of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program is to teach low-income children and adults with dyslexia or a language-based learning disability to read. This is accomplished through
a professional screening
assessment and
tutoring by volunteers
whom we have
trained in The
method of reading,
writing, and spelling.

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Training Schedule for Tutors

Dear Prospective Tutor:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor with the Dyslexia Tutoring Program! Our program provides FREE screening and remedial tutoring for low-income adults and children throughout Maryland with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities.

Our tutor training course is offered FREE of charge to those who commit to 60 hours of tutoring. The tutor and the student decide upon the actual tutoring schedule. It is best when tutors meet with their students at least once a week for 1 to 1 ½ hour sessions. Tutoring can take place at our office or at other public facilities.

All tutors must have a high school diploma. Good command of language is also important. Tutors should have patience, a willingness to understand persons with language disabilities, and the desire to help someone grow.

To attend one of our free tutor training classes, prospective tutors must first submit an application to our Education Coordinator. Potential tutors will also need to provide a list of references and will be subject to a criminal background check. All this paperwork must be submitted at least one week before the beginning of a tutor training class in order for a prospective tutor to be able to attend that class.

After submitting a completed application, all prospective tutors must come to our office at the Rotunda for a brief interview with the Education Coordinator prior to the first scheduled meeting of a tutor training class.

Please find our current classes by scrolling through the Workshop Calendar. On the calendar, you can click on the link for one of our class sessions for that class’s full schedule and location.

Training courses typically consist of 9 consecutive 2 ½ hour classes. The Dyslexia Tutoring Program will supply the tutoring and training materials for all tutors. Your instructor will inform you of any additional materials needed. We do ask that you please bring a pen and paper for note-taking to each meeting of the class.

Please read the Tutor Responsibilities to better understand what DTP expects from its tutors and to download a tutor application.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 410-889-5487. Thank you for deciding to give our students your time and the gift of literacy.