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
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/
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, WI53713
April 19, 2021
Literacy / Reading
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
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.