Become a Tutor

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WHO CAN BECOME A 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.

HOW DO I BECOME A TUTOR?

Sign up for orientation session to learn more about the Family Literacy Center.  Then 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.

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HOW OFTEN WILL I 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.