All Saints Literacy Center is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults learn to read, write and speak in English. Tutors work one to one with English as a Second Language (ESL) learners that need help learning English to meet their goals. All training and materials are provided.

It only takes two hours a week to make a difference in someone’s life!

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
    coursework
  • 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!

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!

Volunteer Tutor Application

    Testimonials

    I want to thank All Saints for their commitment and love with the community, the system that the center has seems wonderful to me, but the people who work there are even more wonderful! They are always concerned not only that we students learn so that we can have better opportunities, but also so that we are well in general aspects of life. Thanks a lot.

    Jessica M.

    My experience with All Saints has exceeded all my expectations.  I was looking for an English school that would help me learn quickly from the level of English I already had, to improve it and express myself better.  All Saints provided me with personalized attention with a tutor for me who has helped me a lot to improve my pronunciation, express myself and communicate better.  I am sure that all Saints will do everything possible to help me achieve my goals of mastering the electronic media, computer programs that at this moment are so important to all of us as a Hispanic community. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn seriously and wants to enjoy the freedom of being able to communicate in English.
    Thank you very much All Saints!!!

    Marcela S.

    I’ve been a volunteer tutor for All Saints Literacy for the past two years and find it rewarding in every way.  All Saints is a well-run organization with a valuable mission and fantastic staff to make that vision a reality.  For the first year, my learner and I met at the building in Detroit, but now our weekly sessions have shifted to Zoom format.  The change has been smooth, flexible, and allows a further level of personal sharing from the comfort of our homes.  My student’s commitment and resilience are outstanding and helping to build her self-confidence in reading, conversation, and other basic skills is fulfilling.  Teaching is always a two-way process so, through my student, I’ve learned a lot about their culture too.

    Ailie C.

    FAQs

    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.