Volunteer ESOL Tutor



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


31 College Place Suite B-221
United States


Literacy Council tutors are volunteers who have received fifteen hours of professional training in our accredited program to work with adult students either one-on-one or in a small group to teach basic reading, writing, and math skills or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Tutors employ a variety of teaching techniques to create a highly individualized learning environment based on student goals, abilities, and learning style.


  • Meet with student for at least 9 months at a mutually convenient time and location for two hours a week.
  • Use level-appropriate teaching techniques and curriculum materials, provided by the Literacy Council.
  • Provide moral support and encouragement to students.
  • Keep the Program Director informed of students' progress, successes, problems, or issues.

Qualifications Prospective tutors should be at least 18 years old, able to commit to tutoring a student for 2 hours a week for at least 9 months, and be sensitive to cultural differences. You do not need to speak a second language to become a tutor! We provide all necessary training.

Orientation Training Dates Volunteers must attend one orientation session, offered on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 26th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 16th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Please email Amber Beal at volunteers@litcouncil.com to register.


Training Provided

How To Apply



To become a volunteer tutor, please email Amber Beal at volunteers@litcouncil.com or visit our website at http://litcouncil.com/ to learn more.