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Hillsborough Literacy Council

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Hillsborough Literacy Council trains volunteers to help adults learn to read or to speak English. Visit HillsboroughLiteracy.org for details on our two programs: Adult Basic Literacy - tutor an adult one-on-one in basic reading and writing up to a 5th grade level, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - teach adults to speak English (tutors must be fluent in English, no other language needed). Volunteers attend virtual training sessions before being matched with an adult on our waiting list.

We ask for a time commitment of 48 hours of tutoring time, which can be a minimum of one hour a week for 48 weeks, 2 hours a week for 24 weeks, etc. depending on the tutor and student's availability. We work with the volunteer's schedules...you determine when you can tutor.

All tutoring is virtual for the time being.

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About Hillsborough Literacy Council


900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602, US

Mission Statement

The Hillsborough Literacy Council (HLC) promotes and provides quality literacy services in a friendly, professional, and confidential environment for adults in Hillsborough County who wish to learn to read, write and converse at a higher level of proficiency through the help of highly motivated volunteers. HLC understands and respects the importance of each of its stakeholders.


The Hillsborough Literacy Council (HLC) offers two programs, adult basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

HLC teaches functionally and marginally illiterate adults to read and write through its Adult BASIC Literacy Program. This program is geared towards adults over the age of 18 with a goal to bring them to a minimum fifth grade reading level. In the BASIC program, tutoring is done on a one-on-one basis.

In the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program (ESOL), the tutors teach speakers of other languages, over the age of 18, to read, write and communicate in English. ESOL students are local residents with various nationalities and limited communication skills. ESOL classes are generally taught in groups, but may also be done one-on-one.

Prior teaching experience is not required of our tutors. Both the BASIC and ESOL programs are taught to potential tutors through virtual training sessions.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour meeting (& planning time) per week minimum.

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