Every day adults contact Washtenaw Literacy for help with reading and writing. Though they struggle with reading and writing, adult learners have vast knowledge and life experience in other areas.
A Basic Literacy (BL) Personal Tutor helps an individual or cluster of learners improve their reading and writing skills to reach a variety of goals: reading the newspaper, obtaining employment, helping a child with homework. The tutor and learner(s) meet weekly for 2 hours. Personal tutors complete 15 hours of training where you will learn to craft goal-oriented lessons using authentic materials geared toward your learners' goals, strengths and skills.
A Basic Literacy Group tutor helps one individual learner in a class environment improve his or her reading and writing skills in preparation for a GED class, or as a drop-in BL learner. BL group tutors are encouraged to attend a 3 hour training where you will learn about the structure of different groups, how to address your learner's goals, and practice teaching strategies.
To volunteer as a one-on-one or group Basic Literacy tutor, learn about our tutor training and register to attend an ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy information session.
You can register for one-on-one or group tutor training at the orientation or afterward by calling (734) 879-1320 or e-mail