Literacy Tutor: Teach an Adult to Read

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Literacy Volunteers & Advocates (LVA)

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More than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level. - ProLiteracy

Illiteracy in adult populations is staggeringly high - especially in Washington D.C., which is why we need your help.

Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA) is seeking tutors to match with adult learners who are currently working with LVA to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

We hold our training sessions every 10-12 weeks. Please visit our website ( and click on the Events tab to see when our next session is being held.

Qualifications: Tutors should be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma and a love of reading. We ask that our pairs meet once per week for 1½ to 2 hours and commit to one year of service.

To learn more about a tutoring opportunity, please contact us at

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About Literacy Volunteers & Advocates (LVA)


635 Edgewood St. NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA) is to change the lives of adults with literacy needs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. LVA exists to empower those who currently cannot read or write to achieve, through increased literacy, their educational, professional, and personal goals. To this end, LVA:

•Teaches basic literacy - to strengthen related life and work skills - by offering free, confidential, and volunteer-based one-on-one adult tutoring, family services, and small-group instruction;

•Educates the community, with outreach and awareness efforts, about the underlying causes and consequences of illiteracy; and

•Partners with other organizations who share LVA's vision to work in innovative ways towards the elimination of illiteracy in the Washington, D.C. area.

Our programs directly impact the lives of individuals in the National Capital Area who struggle with reading and writing.


We provide free classroom instruction and one-to-one tutoring to adults who cannot read. Literacy Volunteers & Advocates also provides training to volunteers who wish to teach literacy skills. More than 40 million adults cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, follow a bus schedule, understand a medicine label, or read to their children. The District of Columbia has an illiteracy rate twice the national average. Literacy Volunteers & Advocates works to change these statistics one individual at a time.


We'll work with your schedule.


The Washington DC Metro AreaWashington, DC 20017


  • Adult Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 to 2 hrs per week

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