We held two online ESOL Tutor Trainings in March and June, in conjunction with our Worcester, Boston, and Methuen affiliates. The 18-hour in-person tutor training was redesigned to take place in 12 hours on Zoom. We were able to train 11 new ESOL tutors for Fitchburg through these, and our MWCC intern attended the March training and assisted in the June one. We also had a volunteer attend the Basic Literacy tutor training in June run by our Boston affiliate, so we also have a new Basic Literacy tutor.

The new online tutor trainings give us opportunities for collaboration and flexibility, so we will continue to offer online tutor trainings in the coming year, but we also hope to schedule an in-person tutor training with one of our partner libraries in the fall.