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350 Lincoln Avenue615 Williams Road1400 North Main StreetSalinas, CA 93901
Learning to Read


Adult Literacy Tutor

Assist adults to improve their basic reading skills so they can achieve their personal goals and develop their potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring in basic reading, writing, and spelling.

  • Submit simple monthly reports on hours tutored, progress and challenges.

  • Maintain contact with Literacy Services Center regarding student needs, concerns, questions, etc.


  • Flexible, mature and patient.

  • Interest in and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.


  • Minimum six months commitment.

  • Schedule determined by the availability of tutor and student

  • Typically two hours per week plus an hour of preparation, reporting and travel time.

Training and support

  • Orientation to the Library and Literacy Programs and Services.

  • Attendance at tutor training workshop.

  • Ongoing in-service tutoring.

  • Provided wide variety of training and teaching support materials.

  • One-on-One support from tutor trainer.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Gain experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Meet variety of interesting people

  • Help your community.

For More Information

Contact Mary Ellison at marye@ci.salinas.ca.us or call the Salinas Public Library Literacy Services Center at (831) 758-7916.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 Hours/twice a week

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