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Due to COVID-19, all in-person tutoring is suspended. However, you may still qualify for a tutor who will work with you by phone or computer. Read below for more information.

Washtenaw Literacy offers English as a Second language (ESL) tutoring for adults. Tutoring is free and will help you pursue your goals.  Tutoring is open to adults who live, work, or volunteer in Washtenaw County. 


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, writing, and/or math
  • 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. Make an appointment to talk with David (click here) or John (click here).
  2. Meet with David or John to complete an orientation and to register for a tutor.
  3. Respond to your volunteer tutor's phone call to set up tutoring sessions.

 Need help? Contact David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (734) 337-3338.

Want to get started right away?

Contact David (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 734-337-3338 for more information.

Also, check out our upcoming virtual Learning Labs:

  • ESL Conversation (intermediate and advanced learners, September 10-December 10, Fridays, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM) - Click here to register.
  • Scary Storytelling Learning Lab PLUS (intermediate and advanced learners AND tutors, October 1 - 29, Fridays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM) - We will read a selection of spooky and scary stories, as well as practice speaking techniques for telling stories.  Click here to register. Click here to see the flyer.
  • LGBTQ+ in the United States Learning Lab PLUS (intermediate and advanced learners AND tutors, October 26 - November 23, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM) - We will focus on the history of LGBTQ+ in the United States from the 1920s to the modern-day. We will watch videos and read articles. There will be a lot of conversation. Click here to register.