Become a Tutor

We need volunteer tutors!

Become a tutor and you can help others open the book to their full potential. No previous teaching experience is necessary - only a desire to help someone learn.
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Provide one-on-one tutoring to adult learners focusing on Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (GED®) test preparation, and/or English as a Second Language (ESL). Support learners to better enable them to communicate and contribute to their families, workplaces, and community.


Volunteer tutors must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Must be flexible, friendly, patient, and optimistic.
Must be committed to helping individuals develop literacy skills.

Time Commitment

Tutors must commit to meeting with a student for one to four hours a week.

Scheduling is up to the tutor and student.


Tutors and students must meet in a public place, i.e., libraries, churches, schools, restaurants, Literacy Council office, etc.
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What comes next?

Tutors are required to complete the Council’s new tutor training, which introduces you to working with an adult student, along with providing you with materials and tips. We offer a library of books and other educational materials for your use.
Complete the tutor application.
Attend a new tutor appointment with our volunteer coordinator.
Complete an online tutor orientation within a month of the appointment.
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For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Taylor Mahoney

Your donation today creates a lifetime of opportunity.

Because of you, local parents, workers, and neighbors will gain vital reading, English language, and computer skills. They will earn a high school equivalency degree, get a job, enroll in college, help their children in school, and much more. With many people on our waiting list, your donation is urgently needed.
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