We’re *counting* on you... Become an ABE Math Lab Tutor!


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


555 N. Plankinton Ave.Milwaukee, WI 53203
Volunteer tutor and student
Become an ABE Math Lab Tutor!


Many of our Adult Basic Education (ABE) learners have a variety of math-related goals. Pre-GED students are working to improve their math scores up to a sixth-grade level to gain access to a High School-Equivalent Diploma program. Beginning-level students seek to build their basic math skills, and may desire to learn how to do specific things, like interpret bus schedules, measure distance and time, count change, and more.

LSW is in need of compassionate volunteers to become ABE Math Lab Tutors at our downtown location. Effective tutors can explain a concept in simple terms, accurately guide their students’ work, and inject enthusiasm and encouragement into their lessons. You don’t need teaching experience or a degree in mathematics; writers, professionals, engineers, and creative types can all make good ABE Math Lab Tutors. It’s okay if you aren’t a master at every skill set; learning the material along with students is a great way to bond with and encourage them!

ABE Math Lab Tutor Qualifications:

  • Patient, compassionate, supportive, enthusiastic
  • Able to explain things using simplified language
  • Able to follow directions to ensure consistency of instruction
  • Must have a valid email address and regular email access
  • Some college preferred

Time Commitment Options:

  • Math Lab Leaders: One weekly Math Lab session, your choice of Mondays 1-2:30PM, Thursdays 4-5:30PM, or Fridays 9-10:30AM
  • One-on-One Math Tutors: One weekly 90-minute tutoring session that meets your availability and our students’ needs
  • Drop-in tutors are welcome to attend any Math Lab session; active LSW volunteer status is necessary, but a regular commitment is not
  • We are able to accommodate time off for volunteers when they provide advance notice of absences


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Choice of MON 1-2:30PM, THU 4-5:30P, FRI 9-10:30AM
  • One weekly 90-minute tutoring session that meets your availability and our students’ needs

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