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Volunteer Tutor for English Language Learners

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San Francisco Public Library

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The Volunteer ESL Tutor meets 1 to 2 hours once a week at a regularly scheduled time and place* for a minimum of 6 months with an adult ESL student who wants to improve his or her English conversation, writing and reading skills. The tutor’s mission is to help the student achieve his or her personal goals and therefore organizes and conducts the tutoring sessions accordingly. Volunteers tutor at libraries or a mutually agreed upon location*. You may continue tutoring the same student longer than 6 months, if mutually interested. Tutors must be at least 20 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Patience, sensitivity, and flexibility are essential. You are not required to know the student’s native language.

*Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, tutoring will be conducted in an online format using virtual meeting applications. Tutors and learners will need to be able to facilitate and host their own online meetings for the foreseeable future.

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100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.


Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

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San Francisco Public LibraryBridge at Main100 Larkin StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102



  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Must be at least 20
  • Meet weekly for one 2 hour tutoring session
  • 5 hours initial training

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