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Virtual Literacy Tutoring

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  • 144 people are interested

Support Kid Success through a literacy tutoring program!

We know that child literacy is a key indicator of success later in life. Therefore, Brilliant Detroit puts a strong emphasis on early child literacy programs. We work with several partners to provide literacy instruction to students K-3. Each program offers a slightly different experience and schedule. We are happy to connect with you to provide further details and help determine which program would be the best fit for you. There are a few elements that are constant across all of our tutoring offerings, which we have outlined below.

Program Details and Next Steps:

We are looking for individuals who can commit to volunteering weekly for 30-45 minutes at a time. All of our literacy tutoring programs operate within the window of 4-7pm from Monday to Thursday with a variety of start times in that range. Consistency has shown to make a huge impact on our students' literacy and confidence, so please make sure you are able to attend each week. All of our tutoring programs have students and tutors meet one-on-one via Zoom to read together and engage in literacy games and activities. Some of our programs will offer an in person options for both tutors and students. To become a tutor, one must attend a program training, pass a background check (we cover the cost), and attend a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training.

Once we receive your interest in our tutoring programs, we will reach out to you to learn more about you and your goals in volunteering. At that time we will also share more details about our programs and answer any questions you may have. Through this conversation, we will be able to determine which program best suits you.

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5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210, US

Mission Statement

Brilliant Detroit works with, by and for neighbors to coordinate programs and partnerships in the areas of health, education and family stability. We cannot do this without the support of volunteers like you, who come from both inside and outside of our Kid Success Neighborhoods. We encourage you to look at the potential volunteer opportunities throughout this site in order to find the one that speaks to your interests and skills. Thank you again for your interest and we cannot wait to connect with you soon!


Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by providing proven programming and support year-round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.

For more information, please see our website at http://brilliantdetroit.org. We are so excited that you are interested in volunteering with us!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer tutors are expected to commit to tutoring at least once a week between the hours of 2:00 - 7:00 p.m Monday through Thursday. Our summer session runs from July 11th - August 19th. We will also offer tutoring during the school year.
  • Each volunteer tutor must pass a background check, complete training for the tutoring program, and complete Diversity Equity and Inclusion training.

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