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Volunteer Opportunities

The Tutors

All tutors are volunteers who meet for 1 or 2 hours a week in one-to-one sessions at the Adult Literacy Center or in area libraries. They each receive 9 hours of training in multi-sensory, structured teaching of word structure for reading and spelling. Tutors have flexible hours, Mondays through Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Requirements and qualifications to be a tutor include:

  • learns independently within a given structure
  • works effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds
  • communicates respect for others
  • recognizes and adapts to the needs of the student
  • continues with student for at least one semester; one year commitment preferred
  • maintains confidentiality about student
  • maintains professional conduct at all times
  • follows the Adult Literacy Center's stated mission, policies and procedures

Volunteer Tutor Application

Adult Literacy Center Volunteer Tutor Application

Testimonials for Tutoring Experience‌

Tutor Volunteers for the Adult Literacy Center"My student told me that he does not feel stupid at work anymore."

"I can see my student gaining confidence and self-esteem." 

"Seeing Bill’s struggle first-hand, I learned to take things one step at a time." 

"I really feel like I am contributing." 

"I've learned to celebrate the little victories."

"Tutoring at the Adult Literacy Center is a valuable part of my life."

Tutor Training, Adult Literacy Center








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