Adult Tutor at The Seattle Public Library's Central Library


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


Central Library1000 4th AvenueSeattle, WA 98104


Volunteers provide tutoring and encouragement for adults who would like to improve their skills in reading comprehension, writing and basic mathematics. They assist English language learners, adult basic education learners and learners who are preparing for exams (e.g. GED Test and U.S. Naturalization Test) with learning activities. Volunteers must be well-rounded academically and have strong English and mathematics skills. They also must be able to assist learners in small groups and individually on a drop-in basis.

Tutors are scheduled once a week for at least six months. Desired qualifications and skills include: college graduate; a friendly demeanor and communication skills; fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in basic mathematics; patience and a willingness to use a variety of methods to promote understanding with students; respect of diverse cultures and values.

There are Adult Tutor volunteer openings, 4:20 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact to request information and application forms.


  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mon., Tues..or Wed., 4:20 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • College graduate. Request a six-month commitment.

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