Change a Life! Teach an Adult to Read & Write!

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San Diego County Library - LEARN

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LEARN Adult Literacy

Change a Life! Teach an Adult to Read & Write!

Are you able to write a check, send an email, read a story to a child, or compose a short letter to a family member? Nearly 500,000 adults throughout San Diego County lack the skills to accomplish these basic tasks.

You can help! LEARN, the adult literacy program of the San Diego County Library, is seeking volunteer tutors to teach adults how to read and write at all 33 SDCL branches. Each LEARN tutor makes a commitment of working one-on-one with an adult learner 3 hours per week for 6 months.

Get involved, make a difference and change a life!

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About San Diego County Library - LEARN


201 E. Douglas, El Cajon, CA 92020, US

Mission Statement

L.E.A.R.N. Mission

• To help adults improve reading and writing skills to achieve their full potential as community members, family members, workers, and life-long learners;
• To teach non-English speakers ESL (English as a Second Language) skills;
• To tailor services to individual needs, with confidentiality;
• To foster understanding and use of public libraries;
• To educate communities on the importance of literacy.


Adult Literacy Services at San Diego County Library

• L.E.A.R.N. offers free, confidential adult literacy and learning services;
• Services include one-on-one and small group tutoring and computer-aided instruction;
• Centers are in the El Cajon and Vista branch libraries;
• Services are available at all San Diego County Library branches.

How L.E.A.R.N. Works

• Adults are assessed by a L.E.A.R.N. staff member at the their most convenient branch library;
• Learners are matched with a trained volunteer tutor;
• Tutors are trained in learner-centered curriculum and teaching methods that help learners achieve goals important in their lives;
• Tutor/learner pairs meet twice a week for 1½ hours per session;
• L.E.A.R.N. provides materials and ongoing support;
• Tutor/learner pairs report progress on a monthly basis.


We'll work with your schedule.


201 E. Douglas Ave.El Cajon, CA 92020



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 min/2x week, Minimum commitment of 6 months
  • High school graduate, fluent English speaker, empathetic, patient, and respectful

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