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ESL tutors needed for adult refugees & immigrants

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Literacy Network

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Volunteer with Literacy Network as an ESL Tutor! Come work with adult immigrants and refugees in our ESL tutoring program. Volunteer tutors work 1:1 with a learner every week, using a provided lesson plan from the Group Leader. The Group Leader supports 8 tutoring pairs in a shared space each week.

  • All tutoring is done in English
  • Tutors meet weekly with their learners for two hours
  • No experience needed! Training and lesson plans are provided
  • Your Group Leader is available every tutoring session to support you
  • You can apply for any semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • If all tutoring spots are full, accepted applicants will be invited to join a waitlist

Tutor Requirements

  • Be 18+ years old
  • Complete training before tutoring
  • Be reliable, professional, patient, and kind
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently
  • Have a working computer & reliable internet
  • Be comfortable using Zoom (including whiteboard & screensharing)
  • Check email daily
  • Have reliable transportation (when tutoring is held in-person)
    • If you plan to take the bus, research your route before you commit
  • Attend your tutoring session on time, every week, and stay for the full class session
  • Commit to tutoring through the full semester, with no more than two absence
  • Notify your Group Leader in advance if you will be absent

Weekly ESL Tutoring Classes:

ALL classes are currently virtual due to COVID-19. Locations reflect normal operations.

  • Mondays, 6-8pm at Literacy Network
  • Tuesdays, 10am-12noon at Literacy Network
  • Tuesdays, 6-8pm at Literacy Network
  • Wednesdays, 9-11am at Literacy Network
  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm at Literacy Network
  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm at Vera Court Neighborhood Center
  • Thursdays, 10am-12pm at Lussier Community Center
  • Saturdays, 9-11am at Literacy Network

Apply online here (copy and paste link): http://www.litnetwork.org/esl-tutor-application/

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About Literacy Network


701 Dane St, Madison, WI 53713, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Network teaches reading, writing, communication, and computer skills to Dane County adults so they can achieve financial security, well-being and deeper engagement with their families and the community.


Literacy Network assists adults in Dane County who are low-income and who need help improving their literacy skills, whether they are immigrants/refugees learning English, adults reading/writing below a 5th grade level, or folks studying to pass their GED or high school equivalency exam. We offer free group classes and trained volunteer tutors at locations throughout the Madison area. Programs operate on a three semester schedule: spring, summer, and fall, and we recruit interns and tutors every semester.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


701 Dane StMadison, WI 53713



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2hrs/week every week for a semester; you cannot have more than 2 absences (no make-up or outside meetings are allowed)
  • Reliable transportation to/from tutor session. Mature, dependable, patient, and kind. Non-judgmental and inter-culturally sensitive.

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