Tutoring

As a volunteer tutor, you make a deep and lasting difference in the lives of adults with limited literacy skills and their families. Washtenaw Literacy seeks dedicated and enthusiastic adults, 18 years and older, to volunteer as tutors in Basic Literacy (reading, writing, math) or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person tutoring has been suspended. However, you can still volunteer to tutor virtually as either a Basic Literacy Tutor (reading, writing, math-focused) or an ESL Tutor (speaking and listening focused) or both:

  • Basic Literacy (BL) tutor

    Help an individual or small cluster of learners with reading, writing, math, or other basic life skills (computer literacy, financial literacy, etc).

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor

    Help small clusters or groups of ESL learners with speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.

The first step to becoming a volunteer tutor with Washtenaw Literacy is to attend a one-hour informational session, the ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy.  These engaging sessions provide interested folks with all the information they need to decide how they would like to become more involved. Register online or call (734) 337-3338.

To learn more about the training required to become a tutor, read our tutor training page.