Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor for an adult learner.
Tutoring can be a very rewarding experience. It can give you the opportunity to make a real difference in a person’s life, and enrich your own. We will provide you with training, resources and on-going support.
Adult Literacy Tutors help adult learners build basic reading, writing, math computer skills and essential work skills through one-to-one or small group instruction. To help you decide what kind of tutoring is right for you, have a look at our volunteer tutor job descriptions. Independent Learning Group Tutor One-to-One Tutor, Modular Group Tutor, Small Group Tutor, Volunteer Classroom Assistant
All volunteer tutors will receive a minimum of 10 hours of online training and mentoring. One-to-one tutors will receive an additional 1-day Laubach Certification workshop.
Please note, during this time when all in person programming is closed, TLG will waiver the $25 Laubach training fee. We appreciate tutors are tutoring from home using their internet and/or phone costs and sadly TLG cannot reimburse this. It is due to this that we are temporarily wavering the Laubach training costs.
Time and commitment
Commitment and responsibility varies with each volunteer position.
Here are the steps you will take to become an Adult Literacy Tutor:
- Download, print and complete the TLG Volunteer Application Form.
- Send the form to our Outreach Coordinator, Marilena Benak.
- Meet with a Program Coordinator so we can tell you more about the position and you can get all the information you need.
- Complete the training.
- Be matched with your student and start.
All volunteers must be willing to complete our application and volunteer screening process which includes a Vulnerable Sector Police Records check.