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Main Library601 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica, CA90401
Become an adult literacy tutor and change someone's life.
Position Overview:This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of adults whose limited literacy is a challenge in their everyday life. Tutors will be matched with an adult learner and work with them over an extended series of sessions to help them set and acheive their literacy goals.
Tutor an adult learner 1-2 times each week for 1.5-2 hour sessions at a Santa Monica Public Library location
Create lessons to help adult learners reach their literacy goals
Submit monthly time logs
Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently and clearly
Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication skills
Fingerprint clearance is required
Age 18 or older
Tutors receive 9 hours over three days of training in addition to some limited online course work
All materials provided free of charge
Individual assistance from literacy staff is available
We are now accepting applications for our Winter January training
Benefits to Volunteer:
Satisfaction that you are changing lives
Knowledge that you are enhancing the Library’s position in the community
Learn to tutor, promote learning, and gain experience
Time Commitment: 6 months or more
Potential volunteers will go through an applicant screening and interview process. We regret that we will not be able to accept all tutor applicants into the program.