Tutor Requirements


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must consent to a criminal background check
  • Must commit to approx. 8 hours of volunteer each month, for one year
  • Must have solid reading, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Must be well organized and good at planning
  • Must be an excellent listener
  • Must be patient, compassionate, non-judgmental, and committed


  • Complete the Tutor Training
  • Provide two hours of tutoring each week
  • Be respectful of student’s confidentiality
  • Tutor only in a public place—not in your home or student’s home
  • Attend other tutor workshops offered
  • Fill out Progress Reports each month
  • Notify staff if the student is not attending regularly or if problems arise
  • Ask staff for lesson advice if needed
  • Notify staff of changes in your contact information or if you plan to take a break longer than two weeks
  • Notify and explain to staff if either you or your student decides to stop sessions
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