Do you want to make a difference in your own community?
You have neighbors who are struggling to read.
Do you want to teach someone to fill out a job application?
Do you want to teach someone to read a book to their grandchild?
Do you want to teach someone skills needed to enroll in a training program?
You also have neighbors who are struggling to communicate because they don’t speak English.
Do you want to teach them how to have a conversation with their doctor or their child’s teacher?
Do you want to teach them to get a job and get a promotion?
Do you want to teach them to pass the citizenship exam?
Become A Volunteer Tutor And Make A Difference In Someone’s Life
Help them to become confident, achieve their goals and make your community a better place for all of us. Join us by becoming a literacy tutor…give the gifts of reading and communicating to someone who lives or works in your community. You will be able to tutor virtually at a time that works for both you and your student. Once it is safe to meeting person, you can tutor at a public location, like your local library.
We ask tutors to commit to tutoring for at least one year and to meet at least two hours per week year round (vacations are ok).
Making a positive difference in someone’s life, can make a positive change in our whole world. Many tutors report that they have learned so much more than they expected.
We Will Train You For This Important Task
No teaching experience? No problem.
We provide our incoming tutors with an e-learning course and 6 hours of classroom training to prepare you for your first assignment. Tutors are certified after completion of training.
We also provide ongoing support to tutors in the form of a tutor coordinator, workshops, tutor-to-tutor events, an online forum and training materials. You won’t be alone.
Begin Your Journey Today
Ready to get started? Want to learn more?
STEP 1: Take our e-learning course where you will learn more about the Oakland Literacy Council, who our students are, and what it takes to be a successful tutor.
STEP 2: After completing the e-learning course the next step is register for a virtual tutor training course.
- Part 1: Foundational Training for all tutors (math, ABE, ELL) on Saturday, Oct. 16, 9-11 a.m. virtual. Register here.
- Part 2: Targeted Training for tutors working with English Language Learners on Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. virtual. Register here.
- Part 2: Targeted Training for tutors working with U.S.-born adult learners on their reading and writing on Thursday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Register here.
STEP 3: Meet your student!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Oakland Literacy family.