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Help an Adult Pass the GED Test: Become a GED/HiSET Tutor!

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Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library

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NOTE: This opportunity is normally in-person but being done remotely/virtually at this time, including the tutor pre-service training. However, many learners are not comfortable with technology and/or may not have easy access to wi-fi or good technology. We are working on this so that more opportunities are available and learners can continue or start to learn during this time.

Please also note: Due to the time it takes to complete training and to find a learner who is a good match, this is not a quick-start opportunity, and we generally ask for a 6-month minimum commitment.
Would you love to mentor and support a fellow adult from your community in developing their basic academic skills for better job opportunities and increased self-confidence? Are you patient, flexible, and a creative thinker? If yes, this opportunity may be a good fit for you! No previous experience needed.

Basic Description: The Adult Literacy GED Tutor provides one-to-one tutoring to an adult in need of improving their basic skills in preparation for the GED or HiSET high school equivalency exams. Tutors may choose to tutor in the areas of Reading/Writing (English) and/OR Math, or in any subject area as needed.
Note: At the moment, we are in particular need of English tutors.

Scheduling/Location: Tutors meet 1-2 times weekly with the adult learner for 1-2 hours per session to assist with basic skill-building. Tutoring materials and online resources are provided. Tutoring may occur at any of the 28 Sacramento Public Library locations or at other public locations, or virtually.
Note: Currently only remote/virtual tutoring is happening.

Training and materials are all provided free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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About Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library


Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Adult Literacy Services is simple: Assist adults in improving their basic literacy skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential, create stronger families, and participate more fully in society.


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Our tutoring program is learner-centered, based on each adult learner's personal, literacy-related goals
, such as write an email message, help a child with homework, get a better job, or get a driver license. Annually, we help about 250-350 learners improve their skills and reach their goals with the help of over 200 volunteer tutors who provide 15,000-20,000 instructional hours. Reading-writing and/or English language instructional materials are provided to assist the learner with skill development, but these should be complemented by additional real-life materials, resources, and other practice activities to help the learner achieve their personal goals. Tutors are not expected to stick to a set curriculum or timeline but instead are encouraged to be creative and learn what works best for their learner, and what motivates their learner.

Education & Literacy
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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours weekly
  • High school level reading/writing and/or math skills. Basic computer and technology skills, or willing to learn: email, internet, video calling/meetings (Zoom).

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