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. 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 Information Session

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Literacy Volunteer before committing to the full training, you can attend a volunteer information 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. Click on the hyperlinked month to register. 

  • August: Wednesday, August 4 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 7:00–8:00 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. Click on the hyperlinked month below to register. 

  • July/August: Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
    July 29, August 5, and August 12

Click here to read about qualifications for tutors.

Read what tutors say about their experiences in the program.

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