Every day adults contact Washtenaw Literacy for help with reading, writing, and math. Though they struggle with reading, writing, and math, adults 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, writing, and/or math skills to reach a variety of goals: reading the newspaper, obtaining employment, helping a child with homework, to name just a few. The tutor and learner(s) meet weekly for 2 hours. Personal tutors complete 15 hours of Core Tutor Training where you will learn to craft goal-oriented lessons using authentic materials geared toward your learners' goals, strengths, and skills. Staff assesses all learners entering the Personal Tutoring program and makes all tutoring assignments.
A Basic Literacy (BL) Group tutor helps an individual or cluster of learners in a class-like environment where multiple tutors are working with multiple learners in the same place at the same time. Learners seek to improve his or her reading, writing, and/or math skills on a flexible, drop-in basis. BL group tutors are encouraged to attend tutor training where you will learn about the structure of different groups, how to address your learner's goals, and practice teaching strategies. Learners are assessed on-site and tutoring assignments may change week to week.
To volunteer as Group or Personal Basic Literacy tutor, learn about our tutor training and register to attend an ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy information session.