Become a Tutor

Tutors help adult students with reading, writing, and English acquisition skills. Volunteers should be ready to commit to tutoring for two hours per week, plus additional time to prepare lessons as needed. Volunteers should be confident with technology and prepared to make a full-year commitment to the program. 

Click here to read about a Tutor's qualifications and responsibilities.

Read what tutors say about their experiences in the program.


Upcoming Training Dates

Saturday, August 27
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Northside Library, 705 Rio Rd W, Charlottesville
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Thursdays, September 22, 29, and October 6
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Virtual only - on Zoom 
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Saturday, October 29
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Location TBD
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Saturday, December 3
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Location TBD
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Types of Tutoring

  • ESOL –English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • BL – Basic Literacy for Native English Speakers, including GED, NEDP, and Basic Math
  • Citizenship Preparation 
  • Career Training: CNA, ServSafe, 

After completing training, volunteers will meet with the Program Manager to discuss availability and student preferences. 


We Provide

  • Textbook and supplementary resources 
  • Ongoing professional development workshops
  • Opportunities to check in and connect with staff and other tutors
  • Weekly newsletters
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