ESL Tutoring: Community Literacy


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


701 Dane StreetMadison, WI 53713


**Please read this ENTIRE description; the link to our application is at the end of it.**

Community Literacy is our ESL Tutoring program, in which you sign up to tutor in a weekly 2-hour class for one semester. Each class is made up of 8 tutor/student pairs, most of whom will be working together the entire semester. Lesson plans are given to you at the beginning of class every week by the intern overseeing your class, who knows the levels and personal goals of each of the students. The intern is also there to help you and your student if you have questions or get stuck! You don't need tutoring or teaching experience -just patience, kindness, and the ability to attend your class every week. You also don't need to know any other languages, since all tutoring is done in English.

Apply early, as spots fill up fast! You can apply for any semester listed below; if it ends up that all tutor spots are full, you will be added to the wait list.

sessions underway

(June 4-Aug 25)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Tue 5/29
or 5:30-8:00pm Thu 5/31
or 9:00-11:30am Sat 6/2

FALL 2018
(Sep 17-Dec15)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Tue 9/11
or 5:30-8:00pm Thu 9/13
or 9:00-11:30am Sat 9/15

Tutor Requirements

  • You must attend one scheduled Training session at Literacy Network before the semester begins; we do not offer alternative Training dates or one-on one Training.
  • Reliable transportation is required of all tutors. (If you are planning to take a bus to/from your tutoring sessions, please research your route ahead of time to be sure you understand the commute you are committing to.)
  • You must attend EVERY WEEK during the semester; no more than two absences is permitted. (Let your intern know any anticipated absences at the beginning of the semester.)

Volunteers tutor during the following group tutoring classes; if a class for the semester you're applying is full, you will be added to the waiting list.

  • Monday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon at Literacy Network (Focus on basic computer literacy: how to use Microsoft Office, email, internet)
  • Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Reach Dane (2096 Red Arrow Trail, Fitchburg)
  • Wednesday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Wednesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Thursday nights 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)(Focus on Workplace English; tutor must have bachelor's degree and experience in the workforce)
  • Saturday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)

Click here to apply:


  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours every week for a semester

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