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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 Melissa Towle 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 Melissa 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, Crane Liberal Arts and Sciences Building (LA), Room 376.  Group meets May 11th -  July 27th.  Click here for a flyer for the Spring / Summer Basic Literacy Group Schedule.
  • Are you looking to get your GED? 
    • Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education offers free classes 4 days a week.  For more information, click here
    • Washtenaw Community College offers classes for $30 / semester and the cost includes practice tests plus vouchers for the actual test! For more information, click here.


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