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Berkeley ReadsBerkeley Public Library ~ West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702
Michael and Ken
Learner Michael and his tutor Ken


Join our team as a volunteer adult literacy tutor! Volunteers are patient, flexible and want to make a difference in their community. Tutors work one-on-one with adult learners, improving basic reading and writing skills and supporting learners in achieving their learning goals.

Tutor Trainings are held in January, June, and September.

Volunteer tutors must:
  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • complete our free tutor orientation and training
  • commit to at least six months of volunteering
  • be available to tutor twice a week for one or two hour sessions
  • stay connected with Berkeley READS by participating in phone calls and planning meetings

Please join us...

Tutor Orientation-

Thursday, June 14, 6:45 - 8pm

See if Berkeley Reads is the "right fit" for you!

Tutor Training-

Pt. 1 - Saturday, June 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Getting ready and practical tips

Pt. 2 - Thursday, June 21, 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Presentations by tutors and learners

Tutor orientation and training will be in the

Berkeley READS office at the West Branch Library

(Please attend all training sessions)


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 month time commitment, 2 hours per week
  • Tutor Trainings are conducted in January, June, and September

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