My involvement at The Literacy Center is
the most enjoyable and personally
satisfying activity I am involved in.
– Tom Maguire
The Literacy Center is always in need of volunteer and substitute tutors who can provide instruction to adults in reading, writing, math or conversational English. We ask tutors to commit for a full program year (which follows a typical public school year), though most of our tutors return year after year.
Adults who seek instruction at The Literacy Center have a wide range of goals and interests: to find work, read the newspaper, balance their checkbooks, manage their personal finances, read to their children, prepare for the GED, or read the Bible.
All tutoring builds on what adult students already know and focuses on the things they need to learn in order to be better workers and members of their families and our communities.
As a volunteer tutor, you will be making a difference in the lives of your students on a daily basis. Our students and tutors often form strong bonds and some keep in touch for many years after the student’s program completion.
To become a tutor, knowledge of languages other than English is not necessary; neither is prior teaching experience. The Literacy Center provides training to all potential tutors and periodic, ongoing training to all current tutors.