Q: When is tutoring?
A: Classes generally meet 8:30 - 10:00 am, 10:00-11:30, and 1:00-2:30 pm. You should plan to arrive about 20 minutes before the class starts.

Q: What subjects will I tutor?
A: It depends on your interest, the needs of the students, and the time you choose. Generally, tutors work on high-school equivalency or adult basic education reading, writing, math, science, and history. Tutors have also worked in ESL classes.

Q: Is it safe?
A: We have never had a serious incident in the years the program has been running. The volunteers need to follow the prison rules assiduously and, if there is a problem, there are always teachers and officers nearby.

Q: Why does the on-site orientation cover so much information that is not relevant to tutoring?
A: The on-site orientation you attend is used for all ACI employees: medical workers, chaplains, education staff, correctional officers, etc. While it provides a lot of valuable information about the ACI, it is not directed at volunteer tutors in specific. The Petey Greene training will give you the specific advice on how to fulfill your role as a tutor. Please contact your campus leaders and/or Petey Greene staff if you are unsure about your role as a tutor after the on-site orientation.

Q: How should I present myself for tutoring?
A: Always lock up any personal items, present your state ID to the correctional officer on staff, and state the class you are there to tutor. Your image should be in the system set for that time, but if a CO seems unsure, curteously inform them that this is a weekly commitment, the name of the teacher who is expecting you, and that the education director has been keeping track of your presence. Alert Petey Greene staff right away or immediately after if you have any difficulties getting in.

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