ESL Tutoring: Community Literacy


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


701 Dane StreetMadison, WI 53713


Community Literacy is a semester of weekly group ESL tutoring sessions, during which volunteers tutor 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)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Tue 1/17
or 4:30-7:00pm Wed 1/18
or 9:00-11:30am Fri 1/20

(Jun 5-Aug 26)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Tue 5/30
or 4:30-7:00pm Thu 6/1
or 9:00-11:30am Fri 6/2

FALL 2017
(Sep 18-Dec 16)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Mon 9/11
or 4:30-7:00pm Wed 9/13
or 9:00-11:30am Fri 9/15

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 the Dane County Parent Council (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)
  • Wednesday nights, 6-8pm at Dane Co. Parent Council (30 Dempsey 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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