Pay It Forward: Tutor an Adult in Basic Literacy

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San Jose Public Library

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Tutoring at the library

Imagine that you could not read a bus schedule or interpret the directions on a medicine bottle. Please consider becoming a volunteer tutor for the adult literacy program, Partners in Reading, at the San Jose Public Library.

The experience is rewarding and exciting. You will be tutoring an English-speaking adult who is 18 or older. One-on-one tutoring will take place within branches of the San Jose Public Library and other public sites in San Jose. Small group tutoring is also encouraged. The next Tutor Orientation will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tutor Training will take place on Saturday, September 7, and Saturday, September 14, from 9 to 4 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library. All sessions are required and participants must register in advance. All volunteers must complete fingerprinting. Please call (408) 808-2361 for location information or if you have any questions.

Time commitment is 3 hours per week for 6 months or more. To see some tutors and learners in action, visit

Please visit to learn more and to register. Pre-registration is required.

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Wed Sep 04, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM  


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.150 E. San Fernando St.San Jose, CA 95112



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • English
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 14 hours training, two 90-minute sessions per week after training
  • lesson planning, record keeping, flexibility, reliability, and good sense of humor a plus

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