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 Patricia Rittenhouse, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in becoming a tutor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.670.9960, ext. 102.
Click the link for the new tutor application. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Patricia Rittenhouse.
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A TUTOR
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 a bachelor’s degree or higher or currently working towards a degree
- 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
Tutors must be willing to commit to meeting with a student for three 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.
Follow this link to see all of our current volunteer opportunities: