Pleasanton: Change a Life - Become an English tutor!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


400 Old Bernal Ave.Pleasanton, CA 94566


Are you looking for a an opportunity to make a positive difference in your community? New residents need help with English skills to participate fully in our society. Enjoy this meaningful and interesting volunteer job and give a priceless, life-changing gift to learners in our diverse population!

Pleasanton Library's Adult Literacy Program will train you to help adults improve their English skills. Our next tutor training and orientation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 1-5 PM at the Pleasanton Library. No advance preparation is necessary.

We welcome all volunteers; our tutors come from all over the world. If English is not your native language we ask that you speak with just a light accent for ease in communitcating with your student. Familiarity with American culture is equally important.

Most tutors meet with their students once a week for 90 minutes; the library supplies tutoring materials at no cost to participants.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months; 90 min/wk (+ ~60 min prep time)

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