Tutor Orientation

The A-B-Cs of volunteer tutoring.

The hour-and-a-half Orientation Session is a fun way to get introduced to the Literacy Council and our tutoring programs.   It is a highly interactive meeting led by one of our Program Coordinators and attended by prospective tutors in both Adult Education and ESOL.

You’ll engage in a quiz about literacy, learn about our tutor training, understand the commitment and responsibilities you will assume as a tutor, and have lots of opportunity to ask questions.

At the end of the Orientation Session, you can decide if you want to continue as a volunteer tutor.   If so, you will select either the Adult Education or the ESOL tutor track and sign up to attend training.

Orientation attendees should bring contact information for two references. Email addresses are preferred.

Two Orientation Sessions are held every other month for approximately fifteen prospective tutors.   Attendance at an Orientation Session is a requirement before you can enter the Tutor Training class.   Orientation Sessions fill up quickly, so be sure to contact us and register at least a month in advance.

Session Agenda

  • Group Introductions
  • Welcome from Executive Director
  • The Problem of Illiteracy Today
  • Overview of the Literacy Council of Buncombe County
  • Overview of the ESOL Program
  • Overview of the Adult Education Program
  • Being a Tutor – What It Means; Your Commitments and Responsibilities
  • Other Ways to Volunteer

View the Tutor Orientation and Training Schedule>>


volunteer literacy

Thank you…

…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.


donate online

contact us literacy