Professional Development for LVA Tutors

Want to breath new life into your tutoring sessions? Check out the following links for professional development, ideas, lesson plans, and inspiration!

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Tutor Professional Development

Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator

Each downloadable quarterly issue contains lesson plans, tips for both tutors and students, and resources in the areas of health, technology, numeracy, classroom management,  speaking, listening, and MORE. Current and previous editions are available.

LINCS offers self-paced online courses for adult education practitioners. These courses are available for use anytime, anywhere on the LINCS Learning Portal. Be sure to create a LINCS account to receive announcements on new professional development opportunities.


NJ Association for Life Long Learning

High School EquivalencyEverything you and your students need to prepare for the High School Equivalence Exam. Includes information on the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), preparing for the test including examples of test questions, resources, and test facts.

Best Practices for Tutoring Adults Video CollectionTutor Training Videos:
Using Dr. Seuss to Improve Pronunciation (ESL)
American English Pronunciation Dictionary
Adult Literacy Tutor Training Videos
These videos feature tutor/learner pairs demonstrating evidence-based reading strategies in clear, easy-to-replicate segments.

COABE is pleased to offer a series of professional development webinars which are led by presenters that have received excellent ratings from workshop participants at our national COABE conferences.

Purdue Owl The Writing Lab at Purdue University

Find Grammar for both basic skills and ESL Instruction. (You may relearn a few things yourself).

Civics Professional Development
EL/Civics Online is a unique professional development opportunity for ESL instructors and volunteers who wish to incorporate EL/Civics content into their adult ESL classrooms.

Get resources and professional development at ProLiteracy. ProLiteracy the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, believes that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to create a world where every person can read and write.

TESOL Online! – This is the official site for teachers of English.
Grammar (ESL and Basic Skills)

Multiple Intelligences for Adult Literacy and Adult Education – This site explores innovative ways to apply the theory of multiple intelligences to basic skills, learning styles and adult literacy education.