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Due to COVID-19, all in-person tutoring is suspended until September 1, 2021. However, you may still qualify for a tutor who will work with you by phone or computer. Contact Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 734-337-3338 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:

Note: All in-person Learner Orientations have been SUSPENDED until September 1, 2021. However, you may still qualify for a tutor who will work with you by phone or computer. 

  1. Contact Kim Ellerthorpe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (734) 337-3338 to schedule an orientation.
  2. Meet with Kim to complete an orientation and 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?

Note: All in-person Open Tutoring has been SUSPENDED until September 1, 2021. Check our COVID-19 Update page for more details.

However, you may still qualify for a tutor who will work with you by phone or computer. Contact Kim (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, May 21 - July 13, Fridays, 11-12:15pm) - We will discuss culture, grammar, vocabulary and more!  Learners will select topic every week.
  • ESL Short Story Reading Group (intermediate and advanced readers, June 7 - 28, Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm) - We will read stories written by 20th-century American women authors. We will reflect on what they say about American history and society. Be prepared for a group discussion. Digital copies of the short stories will be provided.
  • LGBTQ+ in the United States (intermediate and advanced English language learners, July 6 - August 3, Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 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 about important events and historical figures in the LGBTQ+ community. There will be a lot of conversation so everyone can share their experiences and ask questions.