How to Become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor
What do I have to do to become a tutor?
- You must have completed high school, be at least 18 years of age and have adequate language skills to assist the learner in developing basic literacy and communication skills.
- You must complete 12 to 15 hours of pre-service training provide by the literacy program.
What is the Commitment?
- Complete pre-service training, workshops or one-on-one.
- Meet 2-4 hours a week with you learner.
- Commit to at least 6 months of tutoring.
- Complete required paperwork, progress on learners and hours tutored.
Who do I Tutor?
- Volunteers will be matched with a learner from your area by SCC Literacy staff.
- Volunteers can choose to work one-one-one or with a small group.
- Adult Basic Education students (ABE) or Low-skills level learners.
Where do I Tutor?
- Tutoring can take place at a SCC campus site, public library, in community centers or in churches.
- We encourage tutors and learners to find a place that is convenient for both parties.
- It is recommended that tutoring be arranged in public places.
- SCC does not assume liability for tutors and learners when meeting in a private home.
What can I Expect from Tutoring?
- Helping a person improve his/her reading, writing, math or English skills.
- An enriching relationship with the volunteer tutor and learner that develops self-esteem and enables the learner to become a lifelong learner.
What can I Expect from the Learner?
- To give their attention to the lessons during class time.
- Attend sessions regularly, as agreed upon.
- Complete assignments.
- Let the tutor know if they expect to be late or absent.
More Information Contact:
James Darden - Dean of Adult Education and Alternative Instruction
at 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3325 or e-mail