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Oakland Literacy Council

  • 10 people are interested

Make 2021 the year you help an adult in need from the safety of your home!

Oakland Literacy Council is looking for compassionate volunteers to tutor low-literate adults in Oakland County, Michigan for two hours a week for a year. Volunteers meet students on a one-on-one basis at a time convenient to both of them.

This is a volunteer experience where you see the direct impact on the life of another adult. Tutors may work with U.S.-born adults or English language learners. All students learn to read the things most of us take for granted, such as a prescription label, an insurance policy and signage. Foreign-born students also learn to understand spoken English and speak the language themselves.

In light of Covid-19, all tutoring is taking place virtually. When restrictions against face-to-face meetings are lifted, tutors and students have the option of meeting in a public location like a library.

No previous teaching experience is required. Training and curriculum is provided. Learn more at an upcoming 30-minute information session. Sign up for an information session by responding to this post or going to www.oaklandliteracy.com/become-a-tutor.

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About Oakland Literacy Council


43700 Woodward Ave, Suite 20, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, US

Mission Statement

To deliver quality, individualized basic reading and English language instruction to adults so they may become independent learners, develop self-confidence and meet their literacy goals.


The Oakland Literacy Council is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to provide free tutoring to adults who read below the 9th grade level. The services are available to individuals who reside, work or attend school in Oakland County. The services are for basic English or English as a Second Language. The Council relies on volunteer tutors to meet one-on-one with students once a week.

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • two hours/week for a year (excluding vacations and holidays)
  • ability to tutor remotely with a computer equipped with a camera, microphone and internet connection

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