Guidelines for Tutor Acceptance

Prospective tutors should have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalency desired.
  • Attendance at Volunteer Orientation and Tutor Training sessions.
  • Commitment to volunteer tutoring for nine months, 2 hours per week.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Patience.
  • Willingness to help and encourage adult learners.
  • Comfortable speaking, reading, and writing English.   (It is not necessary to be able to speak another language.)


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…to the over 200 volunteers who donate more than 14,000 hours each year. Without you and the work you do, the Literacy Council could not exist.