Literacy Tutor for Adult Learners

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San Francisco Public Library

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Project Read is the adult literacy program of the San Francisco Public Library. Since 1983, over 5,000 volunteer tutors have been trained to work one-to-one with English-speaking adults seeking to improve their basic reading and writing skills.

Tutors are required to attend an orientation, complete twelve hours of basic tutor training and make a year-long commitment to tutoring. Our training equips tutors with a variety of teaching techniques and strategies designed to help adult learners improve their reading and writing skills. After training, we ask that our tutors meet with an adult learner for a one to two hour session once a week. Instructional materials, online software, and in-service workshops are available to support Project Read volunteers and their learners.

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San Francisco Public Library-CitywideProject Read100 Larkin StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring




  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • One tutoring session per week (1-2 hour session).
  • Initial orientation and training - 12 hours

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