The Literacy Council continually seeks new tutors, and a larger group of tutors helps ensure we can meet the educational needs of each student.
If you enjoy helping adults and are interested in proving tutoring support in one of the Literacy Council Program areas, we would be delighted to have you join us as a tutor. Our tutors work one-one-one with a student for at least one hour a week.
The process is straightforward:
Every tutor is different. Some enjoy working with the same student for many years, while others enjoy short-term assignments. You will select the topics you want to tutor and will work with our Tutor/Student Coordinator to match with a compatible student. We request that that you commit to tutoring for one year for one to two hours per week.
The training session includes techniques for teaching adults, tutor and student responsibilities, and resources for tutors (on-line, books and materials available in the office).
New tutors attend a small group training session. Times and dates are selected to accommodate different schedules.
Topics vary depending on tutor interests, such as tutoring English language learners. All training and materials are provided at no cost.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person trainings are currently scheduled. Tutor training is being done on-line and virtually.
To become a Literacy Council tutor, the first step is to complete a Tutor Application.
You have several options:
When we receive your application, our Tutor/Student Coordinator will contact you to discuss your interests, preferences, and availability for training. We look forward to meeting you!