“From the beginning I looked forward to meeting with my very eager-to-learn student. Each week I see the progress she has made as she grows in the knowledge of reading and writing.” – Sister Marie Patrice Carr
For over 30 years, The Literacy Connection has offered volunteer tutors because of their generous gift of time, passion, and expertise. Volunteer tutors offer English language learning and literacy instruction, working one on one or in small groups with adults who need ESOL, basic reading, writing, vocabulary, pre-GED/Hi-SET, and citizenship preparation skills.
Our program is year round and flexible. Tutors are offered training, on-going support and the materials they need to feel confident about their work with students.
Tutors usually meet two hours a week with students at a mutually convenient time of the week, usually mornings or afternoons, Monday through Thursday, with some flexibility for evenings and Fridays.
Who can tutor?
Our tutors come from all walks of life: retirees, ex-teachers, business professionals, college students, and anyone with the time, desire, and commitment to working with a student for an agreed upon amount of time that the student many need. Many of our tutors have been with us for many years. It is not necessary to speak another language or have a teaching background.