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Basic Literacy or ESOL Tutor

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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

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To get started, please complete our online volunteer application at and we will follow up with you. Thanks!

Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) volunteer tutors are trained to provide instruction in reading, writing, and speaking English to small groups of 3-6 adult students. In person classes are set up to keep students and tutors at a safe distance and masked are required by everyone. Some classes are also taught online. Classes are also offered in math, GED prep, U.S. Citizenship, and more. It is a mutually rewarding, life-changing experience for both student and tutor! Tutoring opportunities are available in Hartford and East Hartford on a variety of days and times.

Before beginning as a tutor, prospective volunteers are required to complete the following orientation & training process: 1) Complete our online volunteer application at 2) Visit our Hartford Literacy Center for a Welcome Meeting & Tour 3) Observe 2 classes prior to training workshops 4) Participate in a 3-session training workshop 5) Complete two student teaching sessions. Our tutor training workshops take place three times a year (fall, winter, and spring).

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About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford


30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford is to create a community of fully literate adults through student centered instruction that catalyzes career readiness and advancement.


Since 1972, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford has helped over 10,000 adults from across our region to improve their reading, writing, and English speaking skills. Each year, our 200 volunteer tutors work with nearly 900 adult students in small-group classes using a nationally-recognized curriculum. LVGH recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to provide English literacy instruction to over 850 adults each year. We offer small group classes in Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at our Hartford Literacy Center, ESOL instruction at our Wickham Literacy Center in East Hartford, and Basic Literacy at the Prosser Public Library - Wintonbury Branch in Bloomfield. LVGH also offers Computer Literacy, U.S. Citizenship, Writing, Math Literacy, Pre-GED, GED, and other classes based on our students' needs and interests. For more about LVGH, please visit our website at

Education & Literacy


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30 Arbor St.Hartford, CT 06106



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


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-2½ hours per week
  • A minimum of a high school diploma (or GED) and the ability to read, write, and speak English

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