Literacy Tutor, Orton-Gillingham Based Program Working with Children


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San Francisco Public Library100 Larkin StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102


Spend just a couple of hours a week and help ensure success for a young person! San Francisco Public Library is bringing its FOG Readers program to the Main Library, to help young people catch up to grade level reading or strengthen their skills.

We are seeking volunteers to work on-on-one with students using the FOG (Free Orton-Gillingham) Readers method, which employs multisensory learning, phonics based instruction, and other tools to demystify the process of reading. Volunteers will attend two three-hour training sessions and then be matched with a student in grades 2-6. Volunteers and their learners will meet at least once a week at the library after school. SFPL will provide all materials and training, as well as offer ongoing support.

Volunteers should:

  • Enjoy working with young people and exhibit patience
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be willing to undergo a standard fingerprinting and background check
  • Commit to the two training sessions and at least one hour of tutoring per week, probably in the afternoons.
  • Be excited to share a passion for reading!

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Make a meaningful, lasting difference for a child by building critical literacy skills.
  • Serve your community.
  • Learn valuable skills tutoring and mentoring that can be applied to other areas of life.

Interested in helping out? Please e-mail to start the process.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • General Education

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hour training session, 1 hour per week
  • Be at least 16 years of age, Be willing to undergo a standard fingerprinting and background check

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