Reading Tutor



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


14 Locations Across Birmingham
United States


Requirements for Tutors

Tutors develop one-on-one relationships, which makes this volunteer experience such a rewarding and worthwhile effort. STAIR has an excellent, user-friendly curriculum that makes it easy for volunteers to follow with no outside prep time and no prior educational experience.

1. Commit to tutoring one or two days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) between the hours of 3:15-4:45PM from September through April.

*Exception: Substitute tutors are called when needed to fill in for weekly tutors.

**Students: Please think through your sports and seasonal commitments and consider whether you can fully commit to your tutoring responsibilities.

2. You must be a freshman in high school or older to volunteer with STAIR. We request that a parent/guardian of high school students accompany their student to new tutor orientation and sign up to be a substitute for their child when they are absent from their tutoring responsibilities.

3. Attend an orientation.

4. Pass a background check.

How to Become a Tutor

1. Sign up for an orientation at

2. Attend an orientation where you will select a site, complete the background check, and fill out volunteer paperwork.

3. The Director of Volunteer Engagement will get you matched with your site.

4. Observe a seasoned tutor and student, if possible.

5. Begin tutoring.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Visit to learn more or to sign up. Contact Caroline Russell, Director of Volunteer Engagement at if you have questions.