Become a Tutor

The first step to becoming one of our volunteers is filling out the Tutor/Volunteer Information Packet. 
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WHO CAN BECOME A TUTOR?

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ADULT TUTOR 

Any interested adult who can:

  • Read and write English well

  • Commit two hours a week to a student

  • Relate with sensitivity and compassion to another person

  • Maintain confidentiality, demonstrate patience and perseverance

You do not have to be a teacher to be a tutor.  Our tutors come from a variety of occupations and experiences.

CHILD TUTOR

Any interested person 14 years or older who can:

  • Read and write English well

  • Commit two hours a week to a student

  • Relate with sensitivity and compassion to a child

  • Maintain confidentiality, demonstrate patience and perseverance

 Our tutors come from a variety of occupations and experiences.

HOW DO I BECOME A TUTOR?

ADULT TUTOR 

Sign up for and complete orientation session to learn more about the Family Literacy Center, fill out Tutor/Volunteer Information Sheet, complete background check, attend a 14 hour intensive but fun LitStart training program.  After completion, meet with staff to discuss what kind of tutoring you would like to do.  Adult tutoring and child tutoring positions  are available.

CHILD TUTOR

Sign up for and complete orientation session to learn more about the Family Literacy Center, fill out Tutor/Volunteer Information Sheet, complete background check, attend a 4 hour intensive but fun training program.  

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HOW OFTEN WILL I TUTOR?

ADULT TUTOR

Tutoring pairs usually meet once per week, year round.  Time and frequency of meetings are arranged by the tutor, student, and Family Literacy Center.  Tutoring space is available at our offices and can be reserved by contacting  staff.  On occasion tutoring will take place off site in a public setting like a school or library.  Tutoring is never allowed in private homes. 

CHILD TUTOR

Tutors will meet in a group setting one to one with the student they are tutoring. The sessions are 90 minutes one to two days a week and are held in the mornings for the summer sessions and after school during the school year. A facilitator is present during all sessions and will provide materials needed for the session as well as conduct group activities. Typically, sessions are held at the Family Literacy Center, Lapeer District Library sites, or local community schools. 

Looking forward to working with you!