Come be an Essential Literacy Tutor at Literacy Network! Our Essential Literacy tutors help adults improve essential skills in reading, writing, computer literacy, and math. Volunteer tutors work 1:1 with a learner every week using a provided lesson plan. A Group Leader supports 8 tutoring pairs in a shared space each week.
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
Be 18+ years old
Complete training before tutoring
Be reliable, professional, patient, and kind
Speak, read, and write English fluently
Be comfortable using Zoom (including whiteboard & screensharing)
Check email daily
Have reliable transportation (when tutoring is held in-person)
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 absences
Notify your Group Leader in advance if you will be absent
Weekly Literacy Tutoring Classes:
ALL classes are currently virtual due to COVID-19. Locations reflect normal operations.
Tuesdays 10am-12pm @ Literacy Network
Wednesdays, 6-8pm @ Literacy Network
Thursdays, 6-8pm @ Meadowridge library
We can’t guarantee volunteers will be placed in their preferred class, but we will do our best. We will invite you to join our waitlist if there are no open spots in the class you request.
Apply online(copy and paste link): http://www.litnetwork.org/application-basic-literacy-tutoring/
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
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
701 Dane StMadison, WI53713
November 23, 2020
Literacy / Reading
Reading / Writing
Orientation or Training
Must attend your weekly 2hr session all semester, with no more than two absences. (No make-up or outside meetings allowed.)
Reliable transportation to/from tutoring site. Mature, dependable, patient, and kind. Non-judgmental and inter-culturally sensitive.