What to Expect as a Volunteer Tutor
- Classes contain between 1 and 6 adult students, all at the same level.
- Tutors and students meet a minimum of two times per week, 1.5 hours each time, for a total of 3 hours per week, always in a public place.
- Tutors do not need to speak another language and do not need teaching experience. For the most part, the basis for success is the relationship that develops between tutor and student(s).
- The majority of students are Spanish-speaking.
- Adult Basic Literacy students speak English but need help with their reading and writing.
- We do not use a required curriculum. We have one available if you choose to use it, but you are free to design your classes as you wish.
- Our staff is available to help you get started with lesson planning and finding activities.
- What our volunteers have to say:
“I am gaining friendship and a meaningful task for myself.” - Karlyn
“Their enthusiasm is inspiring. I come home from every session energized and wishing it wasn’t over so quickly!” - Patsy
- Apply to volunteer
- Submit two references
- Pass a state patrol check
- Attend an 8-hour tutor training
- Communicate with your students or the office if you are going to be late or absent
- Track your volunteer hours and students' time in class on a monthly timesheet, due the 5th of each month.