Change Lives: Be an Adult Literacy Tutor
135 people are interested
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 achieve 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 January training.
Volunteers must be able to attend all three training sessions.
Tuesdays: 1/22/19 and 1/29/19 5:30-8:30 PM (dinner will be provided)
Saturday: 1/26/19 1:00-4:00 PM
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
Main Library601 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Adult Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- People Skills
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once or twice a week for 1.5-2 hours each session