Becoming A Volunteer Tutor

Do you love to read and want to share that love with someone else? Did someone help you with something you struggled with and you want to pay it forward? Are you concerned about the effects of illiteracy on your community?

Literacy is more than just reading! Literacy and English skills help people:

  • contribute to their community
  • be better parents and stronger advocates for their children
  • actively participate in the education of their children
  • get a job or a better job
  • be more productive at work
  • understand safety procedures at work, home and in their community
  • alleviate anxiety and confusion when dealing with doctor appointments and medical emergencies
  • be smarter, less vulnerable consumers
  • by boosting confidence and self-esteem

We are in awe of our Tutors!  They attend our two-day (14-hour) Tutor Training Workshop to learn how to help someone that they haven’t even met yet.  We think that’s pretty great!  Our tutors are not required to be teachers, have a college degree or speak a foreign language -- all they need is the desire to help someone else.

If you can read and want to help others to learn, YOU can be a tutor!

 

Tutor Requirements

Tutors need to:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have a desire to help someone you’ve never met
  • be fluent in English
  • possess enthusiasm, dedication, flexibility, cultural sensitivity and patience (adults learn slower than children)
  • be reliable and punctual
  • make a one-year commitment if possible
  • be able to meet with your student for 1-2 hours at least once a week or on a regular basis
  • prepare a lesson plan for each tutoring session
  • hold sessions in a mutually-convenient safe location
  • provide monthly progress reports and tutoring hours to our Office Administrator
  • address concerns to the Office Administrator or Tutor/Student Coordinator
  • keep all student information confidential

 

Registering

To become a Tutor, go to our HOME page, click on ABOUT US and read the FAQs document in its entirey.  It will answer many of your questions.

Then, just register for our Tutor Training Workshop by: