ESL Tutoring: Community Literacy


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


701 Dane StreetMadison, WI 53713


**NOTE: There is a link to our online application at the bottom of this description. If you are interested in volunteering, please read through this entire description so you know what would be expected of you, then complete an application.

Community Literacy is a semester of weekly group ESL tutoring sessions, during which volunteers tutor local adults one-on-one in a group setting. For the duration of the semester, each tutor works with his/her assigned adult learner on English speaking, reading, and writing skills directly related to their needs. Every week customized lesson plans are provided for each tutor/learner pair by the class Intern, who is also there to support tutors and learners throughout the semester. Semesters are:

(Jan 23-May 13)

(Jun 5-Aug 26)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Wed 5/31
or 9:00-11:30am Sat 6/3

FALL 2017
(Sep 18-Dec 16)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Wed 9/13
or 9:00-11:30am Sat 9/16

Tutor Requirements

  • You must attend one scheduled Training session at Literacy Network before the semester begins; we do not offer alternative Training dates or one-on one 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.

  • Monday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon at Literacy Network (Focus on Computer Literacy; tutors must be proficient in Microsoft Office)
  • Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Reach Dane (2096 Red Arrow Trail, Fitchburg)
  • Wednesday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Wednesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Thursday mornings, 10am-12 at Lussier Community Center (55 S. Gammon Rd)
  • Thursday nights 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)(Focus on Workplace English; tutor must have bachelor's degree and experience in the workforce)
  • Saturday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)

Visit to apply for our ESL Tutoring program sessions.


  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hrs/week for an entire semester

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