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Washtenaw Literacy can help you with reading and writing. Our programs will help you meet your goals. You will meet for two hours each week with a volunteer tutor. Tutoring is free.

Do you qualify for tutoring?

Use this checklist to see if you qualify for tutoring:

  • I am 16 years or older
  • I live, work, or volunteer in Washtenaw County
  • I need help with reading or writing
  • I can commit to weekly tutoring for 6 months

If you checked all the boxes, you are eligible for a tutor.

How do I get a tutor?

To get a tutor, follow these steps:

  1. Contact Alison Austin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (734) 879-1320 to schedule an assessment
  2. Meet with Alison to register for a tutor
  3. Respond to your volunteer tutor's phone call to set up tutoring sessions

Want to get started right away? 

  • Consider attending the Monday afternoon Basic Literacy Group.  Work with a tutor from 2pm - 4pm on Reading, Writing, or Math. Location: Washtenaw Community College, Business Education Building, Room 160 / Room 180.  Group meets through August 4th.
  • Are you looking to get your GED? Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education is offering a FREE Summer Prep Class. Click here for details.


What our learners say...

"It takes a real man or a real woman to bring a secret like this out in the open."
-Don Nordman

[Thanks to my tutor] I can't wait to go back to work!"
-Sherry Scott

"We all have challenges we face in lifeā€”mine was to read and write. I can't find the words to express my gratitude to Washtenaw Literacy for what they have provided for me. My advice is to have the courage to take that step to Washtenaw Literacy and your world will become brighter as mine has."
-Karen Fivenson