Adult Basic Literacy/Lenox Hill/Women's Mental Health Shelter/10-11am Mon,Wed

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The City Tutors

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The City Tutors (CT) is looking for volunteer reading/writing tutors to provide academic support to a Women's Mental Health Shelter supported by Lenox Hill Neighborhood located at 331 E 70th St, Manhattan. We are currently seeking tutors to support adults learning basic literacy skills with the goal of helping them to develop skills that will allow them to live independently. The focus of the tutoring will be on teaching reading skills, pronunciation, and writing. Tutors must have experience teaching adult basic literacy, must be comfortable with a psychiatrically and medically vulnerable population, and must be able to commit to 8 weeks of class that are held twice a week with regular attendance (while still being flexible with clients).

Twice a week for one hour per session, 10-11am on Mondays and Wednesdays (once a week would work, but twice is preferred). This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to help teach basic literacy, and build adults to live independent lives. Throughout this process, you will be supported and guided by experienced academic support professionals from the City Tutors and from Lenox Hill. As a tutor, you will collaborate with a local coordinator to improve students’ performance while being supported and guided by experienced academic support professionals.

To apply, you must:

  1. Have received an A- or A in the introduction to the subject course you are applying to tutor.
  2. Have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have received a degree recently.
  3. Be willing to complete 11.5 hours of College Reading and Learning Aligned (CRLA) training at City College of New York.

All tutors are also expected to complete a three session comprehensive, professional training regimen. 3 hours of live training, plus another hour and a half for orientation. This is a commitment of 4.5 hours of in person training, and 4 hours of supplemental training for a total of 8.5 hours of training over the course of the semester.

We can accommodate your schedule for the live trainings.

CT's tutoring program has been successful in helping students gain access to support that they otherwise would not have received, given their limited time spent on campus. Having tutors in these sessions early in the semester will allow us to employ strategies to reduce withdrawals and student failure rates. Your work with us would help the students’ overall subject area performance, and help us improve this educational support model, reaching more students and departments with comprehensive academic support.

Learn more about the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House here:

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331 East 70th streetNew York, NY 10021



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Special Needs




  • 1-2 hours every week
  • 4.5 hours of live training

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