Become a Tutor

Our most pressing need at the Literacy Council is for volunteer tutors.

Become a tutor and you can help others open the book to their full potential.

Learn to help others help themselves. No previous teaching experience is necessary, only a desire to help someone learn. Volunteer tutors must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

Tutors are required to complete the Council’s new tutor training seminar 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.

Please contact Taylor Mahoney, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in becoming a tutor.  She can be reached at taylor@lcrb.org 610.670.9960, ext. 102.

Click the link for the new tutor application.  For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Taylor Mahoney.

Tutor Application



Provide one-on-one tutoring to Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HEP), or English as a Second Language (ESL) students to better enable them to communicate and contribute to their families, workplaces, and community.


  • Have high school diploma or higher
  • Be committed to helping individuals develop literacy skills
  • Be flexible, friendly, patient, and optimistic


  • Complete a tutor application
  • Attend a new tutor information appointment with our Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete an online tutor orientation

Time Commitment

Tutors must be willing to 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, our office, etc.

Tutor Application

Follow this link to see all of our current volunteer opportunities:

United Way of Berks County