Basic Literacy Tutoring: SCALE


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


701 Dane StreetMadison, WI 53713


The Skills in Computers & Literacy for Employment (SCALE) program provides one-to-one tutoring for adults with low literacy skills, using the computer as a learning tool. (This is not an ESL program.) During class, each tutor helps their assigned learner build basic reading, writing, and computer literacy skills. No experience needed; tutor training is provided. Weekly customized lesson plans are provided for each tutor/learner pair by the class Intern.

You can apply for any semester listed below; if a semester is full, you will be added to the wait list:

SPRING 2017 (Jan 22-May 12)

Sessions underway

SUMMER 2018 (June 4-Aug 25)
Training: 6-8pm Tue May 29

FALL 2018 (Sep 17-Dec 15)
Training: 6-8pm Tue Sept 11

Tutor Requirements

  • You must attend the scheduled Training session at Literacy Network before the semester begins; if you are unable to attend, please understand we give preference to applicants who are able to attend the scheduled training.
  • Reliable transportation is required of all tutors. (If you are planning to take a bus to/from your tutoring sessions, please research your route ahead of time to be sure you understand the commute you are committing to.)
  • You must attend EVERY WEEK during the semester; no more than two absences is permitted.

Volunteers tutor during the following sessions (classes); if a session for the semester you're applying is full, you will be added to the waiting list.

  • Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.)
  • Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Seven Oaks (1108 Moorland Rd)
  • Wednesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm at Goodman South Library (2222 S. Park St.)
  • Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • 2 SPOTS LEFT Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Meadowridge Library (5726 Raymond Rd)

To apply, visit:

Literacy Network is a non-profit organization made up of teachers, learners, tutors, volunteers and donors all working together to improve adult literacy in Dane County. Our programs teach reading, writing and speaking skills to adults and families so they can achieve financial independence, good health and greater involvement in community life. All programs are free of charge.

Literacy Network
701 Dane Street
Madison WI 53713
(608) 244-3911


  • Tutoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training

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