Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council


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411 Seventh Ave #550Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Volunteer tutors meet with students in a public location throughout Allegheny County (such as: libraries, churches, community organizations).

GPLC has two different programs that utilize volunteer tutors. One is our Basic Literacy program. In this program, volunteer tutors work with adults who need to learn how to read or improve their reading, math and/or computer skills in order to get a GED, job, better job, or simply improve their lives in general.

The second program is our English as a Second Language (ESL) program. In this program, volunteer tutors work with foreign-born adults who need to learn to speak English or improve their English speaking skills in order to function better in our community.

Volunteer tutors must first attend a 12 hour tutor training workshop before being placed with a student. Tutors must also have a Bachelor’s degree or be working towards their degree. Tutors and students usually meet twice a week for two hours a session in a public location that is convenient for both of them. We ask for a minimum 6 month commitment to tutoring once the tutor has completed the workshop and is matched with a student.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • two hours/twice a week (or, 4 hours weekly)
  • Orientation & Training, 4 year degree, 6 month commitment once matched with a student

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