Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic!

Attention tutors!  Come one, come all!  LEARN's 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic is being held on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00-4:00pm at beautiful San Dieguito Park in Del Mar.  This is our way of thanking all of our hardworking volunteer tutors.  Please call 888.466.0668 for more information or to RSVP.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Eat.Drink.Read. Fundraiser May 16th

You are invited to Eat.Drink.Read., this year's culinary and literary event!  Support local literacy efforts while enjoying extraordinary cuisine inspired by local chefs' favorite books.  Money raised will benefit the San Diego Council on Literacy, a local literacy organization which advocates for and supports several programs like LEARN. 

This year's event features food and drink from local restaurants such as The Marine Room, Urban Solace, Stone Brewing Co, Amaya, and Craft & Commerce (to name a few).  Eat.Drink.Read. is being held at the NTC Promenade in Point Loma on Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30 - 8:00pm.  Tickets are $60.  Visit http://www.eatdrinkread.com/ for more information or to purchase tickets.

Monday, May 7, 2012

22nd Annual Tutor Conference

Are you looking for adequate teaching strategies to help you with your tutoring sessions?  Are you seeking valuable insight regarding dyslexia and other learning disabilities?  Do you want to know more about how to teach English grammar to an adult learner?  You are in luck!

Read/San Diego's 22nd Annual Tutor Conference is right around the corner!  This year's conference is being held on Saturday, June 9th on the beautiful University of San Diego campus.  This one day conference is chock-full of 20 useful workshops centered on adult literacy tutors, featuring content ranging from phonics to writing strategies to lesson planning.  In addition, featured luncheon keynote speaker, Denise Eide, will speak about her book, Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis.

Join volunteer tutors and educators from across the state for a day of enjoyable, hands-on learning.  Early registration is $35.00 ($45 after June 1st).  Please visit http://friendsofreadsd.org/ for more information or to register.