Literacy Tutors and Related Tutoring Opportunities...Eastern NY Capital District

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


Capital District71 First StreetTroy and Capital District, NY 12180


Even BUSY, BUSY, BUSY people can volunteer! Don’t put off helping someone else--and YOURSELF--- until sometime in the future! Call 518-244-4650 today !

-One-to-one and small group tutoring for Basic Literacy and English Language Learners ---- 2-3 hours/week after 18-21 hours of training (on-line training is available) including working as a teacher’s assistant at a Questar class at a local library or the Rensselaer County Jail.

Next Tutor Training Dates: Sept. 11- Oct. 30th, 2017. Register by Sept. 8th.

- Workplace Literacy : teach a class at a work site utilizing vocabulary and materials used on the job to help workers improve their ability to speak English-- 2 hours/wk after training

- English Language Civics : teach a class to help improve English Language Learners’ ability to speak English and to prepare them for life in America--3 hours/week after training 3 hr/wk after training

- Financial Literacy/Math tutoring : teach a class at the YWCA or tutor an individual in math or money management--- 2 hour occasional class or 1 hour/week with an individual after 1 hour volunteer info session

- High School Equivalency Diploma (TASC) preparation: help someone prepare for the TASC---

2 hours/week after 1 hour volunteer information session and 3 hour training

- Telephone Conversation Partners : talk with an intermediate level English Language Learner to help them expand their vocabulary and give them practice speaking/hearing English over the telephone---- 20-40 minutes each week after a 1 hour Orientation.

- Computer Literacy: teach one of our students to use the computer or learn new computer skills. Our on-line course prepares you and then utilize our on-line course with the student.

- Incarcerated Men: Assist the classroom teacher (serve as tutor/aide) at the Rensselaer County Jail, helping inmates improve reading and math skills. (M-Th mornings or M or W evenings) 2-3 hrs/wk after 6 hr training

FOR CHILDREN: - Everybody WINS !-volunteers from local businesses, colleges, and/or organizations throughout the Capital Region, read each week over lunch to elementary students (at a close-by school) who are below reading level--- 30-40 minutes/week after 1 hour Orientation

ONE SHOT VOLUNTEERING: - Special Event Workers : Serve on a committee to plan the event(i.e. Literacy Run, Famous Women’s Tea, Authors’ Night, Scrabble) or work at the event--- times vary



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies, min. 1.5 hr per week

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