a professional screening
tutoring by volunteers
whom we have
trained in The
method of reading,
writing, and spelling.
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. We are pleased to offer the following class (es)*:
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00pm – 7:30pm Dates:
August 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
September 7, 12, 14
Make-Up Class: September 19**
Location: Keswick Multi-Care Center
700 W. 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Training: Orton-Gillingham Tutor Training Tutor: Sheila Steelman
*Class dates and instructors are subject to change.
** Extra class if needed.
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 for the duration of class.
After receiving your completed application, all volunteers must come to our office for a brief interview with the Education Coordinator prior to the first scheduled day of training. Potential tutors will also need to provide a list of references and will be subject to a criminal background check.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 410-889-5487. We would like to thank you for your interest and for deciding to give our students your time and the gift of literacy!
Malika K. Pitts, Education Coordinator
Check back periodically for an updated course list. New classes will be added.