"As a volunteer tutor, you get the rewards that come from making a positive difference in the lives of others in your community."
Position Title: Volunteer Tutor for Individuals and Small Groups
Purpose: Help adult students in basic reading, writing and math, enabling them to increase their literacy skills and more fully recognize their potential as individuals, employees, and citizens.
- Conduct lessons using Literacy Toolkits© or given curricula
- Create lessons and deliver instruction based on student-centered approach
- Support students in career exploration, improving job readiness skills, and finding jobs
- Communicate with Career Coach to fully support students looking for employment (where applicable)
- Contribute one year of volunteer tutoring on a once or twice-weekly basis for two to four hours of instruction each week
- Submit a monthly tutor report by the 5th of each month for one-to-one tutoring sessions or submit a weekly class sign-in sheet for small groups
- Complete all entry level training sessions
- Complete a minimum of two supplemental trainings throughout the year
- Participate in the tutor coaching program
Training: Prospective tutors are required to complete all training sessions before being matched with a student. The training is designed to address the specific strategies and issues relevant to adult learning and the intake process. Please see the calendar for upcoming training dates.
Time Commitment: Tutors are asked to meet with their student for 2-4 hours each week for a year.
- Enthusiastic about reading, writing, math and/or computers
- Patient with students
- At least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
Scheduling and Tutoring Sites: The meeting day(s), time(s) and site will be selected at the mutual convenience of both the tutor and student as indicated on applications.
Click here for a listing of possible meeting sites.
Take the Eligibility Quiz below if you would like to join a winning team of committed administrative and volunteer staff.