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Teach Essential Computer Skills to Adults as a Northstar Digital Literacy Tutor

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Literacy Minnesota

  • 3 people are interested
Open Door Learning Center

Northstar Digital Literacy Tutor

Purpose: To help adult learners to develop and prove their digital literacy skills, thereby allowing them to use computers independently and broaden their employment options.


  • Pre-Service Training: Literacy Minnesota’s Northstar 101 training
  • Orientation meeting with program coordinator
  • Participate in two hours of additional training every twelve months of service

Commitment: 2.5 hours/week (2 hour class, .5 hour prep) for a minimum of 4 months.


  • Before class, read through your lesson materials.
  • Arrive early to the online learning platform to monitor the waiting room and admit learner(s).
  • Teach regularly using Northstar curriculum and materials.
  • Expect and demonstrate English language immersion during class.
  • Record class attendance accurately.
  • Share learners’ progress, achievements, struggles, or questions with coordinator.
  • Dress in a manner that is mindful of the culturally diverse students we serve.
  • Create a digital learning environment free of background distractions.
  • Email coordinator as soon as possible if you will be unable to teach your class.


  • Meet people from other cultures and learn about those cultures
  • Help community members gain invaluable digital literacy skills
  • Develop teaching, lesson planning and creative adaptivity skills in the classroom and through trainings
  • Learn more about the literacy community across Minnesota


Meetings will be online using the Zoom video call application.

To apply:

Fill out an application or email mboyle@literacymn.org with questions.

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About Literacy Minnesota


700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180, St. Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Minnesota is the only statewide, nonprofit, volunteer literacy organization in Minnesota. As a leader and advocate for literacy, Literacy Minnesota provides a variety of cost-effective literacy-based services designed to help achieve the personal, educational and economic goals of Minnesotans.


Founded in 1972, Literacy Minnesota is Minnesota's only non-profit, volunteer-based, education provider that operates statewide. Through a network of over 100 community and school-based programs, we provide free classes for individuals lacking the most basic reading, writing and English-speaking skills. We serve both native-born Americans and refugees and immigrants.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


all classes are remoteSaint PaulSaint Paul, MN 55114



  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours (2 hours of instruction, 0.5 hours of preparation)

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