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. The semesters for the SCALE program are:

SPRING 2017 (Jan 23-May 12)
Training: 6-8pm Thu Jan 19

SUMMER 2017 (June 5-Aug 18)
Training: 6-8pm Thu June 1

FALL 2017 (Sep 18-Dec 15)
Training: 6-8pm Thu Sept 14

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)
  • Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Meadowridge Library (5726 Raymond Rd)

Visit to apply to tutor in our Basic Literacy tutoring program.


  • 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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