Become a Tutor / Teach English

Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t read or speak English.

This frightening thought should help you to realize the limitations that this can place on people – not being able to pass a driver’s permit test or ask for a job application. How do you advance in life without language skills?

Volunteers must have a minimum of a High School diploma or its equivalent and attend a Tutor Training Workshop given by the professional staff of Literacy Solutions NY, Inc. Alternatively, prospective tutors can utilize our on-line training.

Each tutor is matched with a student or small group of students, all of whom have been interviewed and assessed. Students and tutors then meet once or twice a week for 1 1/2 to 2 hours a session.

Tutoring takes place in libraries throughout each county and in such special settings as Adult Basic Education Centers or Head Start Centers.