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 our 18-hour training program developed in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. 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.
Our trainings are now offered online. Please complete the tutor application and email it to email@example.com. We will let you know the dates and times of upcoming training sessions at LVGW or other MA affiliates of Literacy Volunteers.
Note: pages 1, 4, and 5 are required. Pages 2 and 3 are optional.
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 18-hour tutor training
- Work with a student weekly for 2 hours for a minimum of 9 months