Adult Literacy Tutor

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Long Beach Public Library

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Adult Literacy Library Volunteer

Importance of Assignment: Opportunity to make a huge difference to an adult whose limited literacy is a challenge in his/her everyday life.

Description: Under the direction of the Adult Literacy Coordinator, assists adult Learners in developing confidence in reading and writing skills.


  • Desire to help someone else.
  • Comfortable reading, writing, and speaking English. No prior teaching experience needed.
  • Punctual, friendly, patient, optimistic, and dependable.
  • Relates well to a variety of people.
  • Comfortable using computers.


  • Be Learner centered --- help Learners achieve their goals for improving their basic skills in order to support their roles as family members, workers, and community members
  • Once matched, contact Learner to arrange initial meeting and to set time and place for future instructional meetings
  • Meet a minimum of one hour per week with Learner
  • Prepare for lessons
  • Maintain monthly Tutor report log
  • Attend scheduled workshops for updates, instruction ideas, and sharing successes and concerns
  • Notify Coordinator if for any reason you stop meeting with Learner

Location: To be determined by you and your Learner

Training Provided: An initial in-person orientation/training at Main Library and Learner specific online training modules. Supplemental materials and workshops available throughout the year. Phone, e-mail, in-person consultation with Adult Literacy Coordinator as needed.

Hours: Commitment to work at least 3 hours a week for 1 year.

Application Process: All volunteers must complete and return the required application and attend an in-person interview which will include a written exam. Volunteers age 18 and over are required to pass a fingerprint background check available at the police department.

Volunteers work at the will of the library and may be released at any time.

Contact person: If interested, please email a completed Volunteer Application to the Volunteer Services Librarian at

Volunteer applications are available at:


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200 W. Broadway AveLong Beach, CA 90802



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours:   Commitment to work at least 1-3 hours a week for a total of 50 hours. 

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