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Help adult learners meet their literacy needs

Share language, ideas, and culture.

The Center needs volunteer tutors for two hours per week in-person and/or virtually. We will provide training and workshops so you are ready to tutor in English and math.

Our literacy and math programs are provided for free to adult learners. Working together, we create individualized learning plans and arrange synchronous one-to-one tutoring lessons in a welcoming environment.

Volunteer Tutor Portal

Tutor Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Comfortable reading and writing in English
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be patient and encouraging
  • Empathetic to second language learners’ needs
  • Be flexible and willing to learn strategies to help a
    person succeed
  • No previous teaching or tutoring experiences is needed
  • High school graduate and completion of some college
  • Able to commit to 6 months of service
  • Willing to learn computer software that learners will use
  • No previous computer knowledge is needed, just a
    willingness to learn!

Volunteer Tutor Application

Have you provided literacy tutoring to adults before?

Tutoring Online

Step 1  – Attend orientation

  •   Virtually OR in person

Step 2- Complete necessary documentation

  • Tutor Application
  • Tutor Agreement Form

Step 3-  Complete Part I of Tutor Training

  • Virtually OR in person

Step 4 –  Be assigned with a learner

  • Complete Part II of Tutor Training
    • Book and Audio Training

Step 5 – You are now ready to begin meeting weekly with your learner using the materials provided by the Center!



How long will it take for me to be paired with a learner?

Great question! We don’t provide a specific timeframe because each learner and tutor’s situation is different. We carefully take into consideration specific needs, days and times available and skill level.

What if I feel I need additional training or help?

We are eager and willing to help you along the entire process. Professional development opportunities are shared with tutors that are facilitated by the Center and via other literacy organizations. You can also find resources on the “Tutor Resources” page (credentials provided once you are officially a tutor). If you require specific assistance, please contact a member of our team.

Are there opportunities to meet other tutors?

Yes! We have a Tutors Connect group that meets monthly to share best practices, resources and just to check-in with one another.