Help an Adult Improve Literacy Skills: Become a Reading Tutor!
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Did you know?
- An estimated 230,000 adults in Sacramento County need to improve their reading and writing skills to better help themselves, their families, and their communities.
- Of those adults who are unemployed, 75% have reading and writing difficulties.
- According to the National Institute for Literacy, 20% of the adults in Sacramento County have difficulty with reading, writing, and computational skills necessary to function in everyday life.
What can you do?
Consider being a tutor if you are 18 or older, able to read, write, and speak English clearly; have basic computer skills; and are willing to do the following:
- Tutor at least once a week for 1-2 hours each session;
- Commit to a minimum of 6 months or longer;
- Complete a 4-5 hour tutor pre-service training workshop and orientation;
- Participate in tutor in-service meetings throughout the year to reinforce your tutoring skills.
After completing training, tutors are matched with a learner based on preferred locations and day/time availability. Basic materials for tutor and learner are provided at no charge. Tutoring takes place at any of the 28 library branches, or at some other public location. Literacy staff provides assistance and support as learners progress through the program.
About Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library
Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, US
The mission of Adult Literacy Services is simple: Assist adults in improving their basic literacy skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential, create stronger families, and participate more fully in society.
Consider being a tutor if you are 18 or older, able to read, speak English clearly and are willing to:
- Tutor at least once a week; attend one 4-hour tutor workshop for certification as an adult literacy tutor.
- Participate in one-hour workshops offered during the year to reinforce your tutoring skills.
After completing training, tutors volunteer their time for 1 to 2 hours at least once a week. Basic materials for tutor and learner are provided at no charge. Tutoring space is available at most library locations along with several other public sites. Literacy staff provides assistance and support as learners progress through the program.
We'll work with your schedule.
All Sacramento Public libraries, service housed atCentral Library828 I StreetSacramento, CA 95814
- Literacy / Reading
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Adult Education
- Reading / Writing
- Critical Thinking
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week, 1-2 hours each session
- Have an email address and check it regularly.