Become a Tutor

Our volunteer tutors are the heart of our program. Becoming a tutor will enable you to make a profound difference in a person’s life.

Tutors help adult students with reading, writing, and English acquisition skills for two hours a week*. Volunteers should be confident with technology and prepared to make a full-year commitment to the program. All tutoring sessions will take place online. Training will consist of three virtual sessions on Zoom, with additional online training to be completed between each session.

After completing training, volunteers will meet with the Program Manager to discuss availability and student preferences. Volunteers are also required to submit a Tutor Report monthly to keep staff informed about student progress. 

*Most of our matches are meeting virtually on platforms such as Zoom or WhatsApp. These meetings, along with emails and phone calls, are all considered instructional time. 


Volunteer Orientations

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Literacy Volunteer before committing to the full training, you can attend a volunteer orientation session. This workshop will serve as a brief introduction to our organization. The first 30-minutes will be a presentation of organizational information and volunteer responsibilities. The second 30-minutes will be for Q&A. 

  • January: Thursday, January 7 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • February: Thursday, February 4 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • March: Thursday, March 11 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Tutor Training

We've taken our tutor training online! We have divided our training into three, 2-hour Zoom sessions, with additional training to be completed independently between sessions. We are using the platform Canvas to post videos and exercises. Each month we will offer two different training schedules to help accommodate schedules. Click on the months below to register. 

  • January
    • Thursdays: 14, 21, 28 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 16, 23, 30 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • February/March
    • Tuesdays: 16, 23, 2 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 18, 25, 4 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Click here to read about qualifications for tutors.

Read what tutors say about their experiences in the program.

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