Join our Volunteer Tutor Team at Literacy Volunteers!
As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester, you have the opportunity to directly change the life of your student. Our students are primarily adult immigrants and refugees who wish to improve their English so that they can gain better employment, further their education, become US citizens, and strive for financial stability. We also serve English-speaking adults seeking to improve their literacy skills.
As a tutor, you will be required to complete one of our training programs developed in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. We offer two different training courses: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy/adult basic education (ABE). Toward the end of the training, we begin matching each tutor with a waiting student. Careful thought and consideration goes into every match and our staff continues to guide tutors throughout the tutoring process – providing encouragement, assistance with lesson plans, teaching materials, bi-monthly workshops, and free access to professional development with SABES and ProLiteracy.
More than 50 students are still waiting for someone like you to help them gain English language skills. Make a difference in someone’s life with the gift of English language skills through conversation, communication, and individual instruction.
Online Tutor Training
June 2021 ESOL Tutor Training – Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, June 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28. Please submit your completed tutor application by June 1 to be included in this training. Spaces are limited, so we will be filling the course on a first come, first served basis.
June 2021 Basic Literacy Tutor Training – Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, and 23. Please submit your completed tutor application by May 24. The Boston affiliate of Literacy Volunteers will be offering this training, and it may fill up fast.
Interested, but can’t make the scheduled trainings? No problem! Send us your application, and we will notify you of the next available training session. We work collaboratively with the other Literacy Volunteers affiliates in Massachusetts to provide online training sessions throughout the year. On your application, please note which training you would prefer: ESOL or basic literacy/ABE. If you’re unsure, we’d be happy to help you decide which one would be a better fit — contact our office to learn more.
Note: pages 1, 4, and 5 are required. Pages 2 and 3 are optional. Please email your completed application to email@example.com.
Qualifications to Become a Tutor:
- Eighteen years or older and have a high school diploma or higher
- An upstanding community member with a desire to help adult learners with communicative English language education
- Complete our initial tutor training
- Work with a student weekly for 2 hours for a minimum of 9 months