Tutor and Substitute Teacher Trainings

Learn more today about...

  • How to become a tutor
  • Save Training - Safe Schools against Violence in Education
  • Substitute Teacher Training
  • DASA - Dignity for All Students Act
  • For more information contact Melissa Stuart, Coordinator for Professional Services at 315-332-7314 or email: mstuart@wflboces.org


Our Tutors work with students (K-12) one-on-one when the student is not able to attend regular classes or for remedial help. Preferred applicants have a college degree or are currently attending.

Twenty one of our twenty five component school districts belong to the Tutoring Service. Applicants can choose which districts they want to be considered for and which subjects/grade levels they are able to tutor (see application). Successful applicants who are given multiple tutoring positions are those who indicate a wide range of grade/subjects and locations and who can exhibit competency in fulfilling student/school tasks. Specific guidelines give information on the responsibilities and expectations for our Tutors.

Tutoring Guidelines

Tutor Application

A free two day training for Substitute Teaching AND Tutoring is being held on AUGUST 28 & 29, 2018. Please register to attend, information below.

For more information contact Melissa Stuart,
Coordinator for Professional Services at 315-332-7314 or email: mstuart@wflboces.org

SAVE Training

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Adult & Continuing Education has a training opportunity for teachers
and other opportunities for those who desire work in school districts.

Educators who are required to attend Project S.A.V.E. Training (a 2-hour state-mandated training for all certified educators).

Information on Successful Substitute Teacher Training (a two-day, 10 hour training designed to help the current or potential substitute gain knowledge, skills and resources. Information on becoming a Home Tutor for WFL-BOCES. SAVE: Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Training

At the close of the 2000 legislative session, this bill was introduced and passed in New York State. This bill is known as SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education). SAVE addresses many important issues that effect education. For most components of SAVE, the full compliance date was July 1, 2001.

SAVE Training

This training meets the two-hour course requirement as put forth in the legislation. It is intended for anyone pursuing NYS certification in teaching, administration and school services, as well as those already holding permanent certifications. Please bring photo ID to session. Participants will leave with their completed certificates.

Scheduled dates and locations are no longer offered. Training will now be offered based on demand. Call the Coordinator below to inquire and/or schedule.
The cost for this training is $30 per participant* and includes all materials. Participants may bring a check payable to WFLBOCES to the session.

*Employees of Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES may take this training free of charge. Districts wishing to pay the fee for their staff may do so. Ask for invoicing when registering the participants

For further information or to request a training date, contact:

Melissa Stuart, Coordinator for Professional Services


Substitute Teacher Training

Successful Substitute Teacher & Tutor Training

Can You See Yourself working with students? We Can! Substitute Teachers and other substitute staff as well as one-on-one Tutors are needed throughout Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates Counties. As a sub or tutor, you choose the districts and grade levels you prefer.

The W-FL BOCES Substitute Registry and Home Tutoring Service offers training to perspective substitutes and/or tutors (it is possible to do both!) who wish to work within our four-county region. (Substitutes are hired directly by the school district, therefore the qualifications and application process for that district must be followed. However, Tutors are hired by W-FL BOCES and are assigned by the Tutoring Office.)

FREE Training
This two-day, ten-hour training course covers information on both the substitute side as well as the tutoring side of working with students and includes school expectations, classroom procedures, behavior management, lesson plans, and much more. Information on applications and fingerprinting requirements is also covered.  Lunch and morning refreshments are provided each day.

Qualifications for school substitutes varies across the region from a high school diploma to college credit and or a degree or certification (see specific website of a district to see what their qualification are).  Becoming a tutor requires a minimum of 2 years of college. All participants receive a certificate of completion for attending this course.

Those intending to tutor in the region will have the opportunity to fill out the application at the training and begin the hiring process.

For those interested in substitute work only, attendance does not guarantee a job, but should increase your confidence and your chances in obtaining substitute work. It is recommended that you include a copy of this training certificate with your applications to school districts.

Next Date:    JANUARY 28 - 29, 2019


Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES
Regional Support Center Campus
131 Drumlin Court, Newark

Please register to attend

Registration/Information Contact:
Melissa Stuart, Coordinator for Professional Services



DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Please visit our sister site - gvboces.org to view information about DASA.

Want to be a tutor?

Our tutors work one on one when the student is not able to attend regular classes. Click on Tutoring for more information.

Violence Prevention (SAVE) Training

Safe Schools against Violence in Education.

This training meets the NYS two hr requirement. Click on SAVE training for more details.

Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers and staff are needed throughout the region.

Click on Substitute Teacher Training for more information

DASA - Dignity for all Students Act

All students deserve dignity and respect. See the DASA - Dignity for all Students Act for more information