Literacy Tutor

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We are looking for students, professionals and residents in the Arlington area to lead tutoring sessions, conversation circles, homework help for 1st-3rd grade and support adults enrolled in our literacy programs.

All tutors participate in an orientation to acquaint them with the program philosophy and structure. We are committed to providing ongoing support for our volunteers.

Sign Up to be a Literacy Tutor on our city’s volunteer page.

Required Skills:

  • Commitment to a specific time slot each week, through the end of a specific term.
  • Passion for lifelong learning and commitment to helping a person grow
  • Resilient dedication, great patience, and the ability to have FUN!
  • Previous tutoring experience is not necessary

 

Volunteer with Adults

Tutor one-on-one, in small groups, or teach a class.

Requires a minimum of one hours per week for one academic Semester.

Programs are flexible to the times of tutor availability.

Program

GED/pre-GED
English as a Second Language
Adult Basic Education
Basic Computer Classes

Volunteer reading during Reading Corps

Volunteer with Youth

Requires a minimum of 1.5 hours per week for one academic semester.

All programs have set schedules.

Program

Reading Corps

Days: M, T, W, TH

Times: Various

Volunteer/Student Ratio: 1:1 to 1:2

Math and Science Camp

Days: M, T, W, TH

Times: Various

Volunteer/Student Ratio: 1:1 to 1:10

Life through Literacy

Volunteer with Families

Requires a minimum of 1.5 hours per week for six weeks.

All programs have set schedules.

Program

Life Through Literacy at Arlington ISD high schools

Days: Various (during the school year)

Times:Various

Volunteer/Student Ratio: 1:5 to 1:20

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I become a volunteer tutor?
Yes! Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the Arlington community. You will help open doors for young people and adults so they can achieve their education and employment goals. You will also gain valuable teaching an learning experiences while developing lasting bonds with other lifelong learners.

Where and when will tutoring take place?
Tutoring sessions are held in the Literacy House, Arlington Public Library locations, and other locations determined by the needs of the students and volunteers. All volunteering occurs in a public space.

What is the time commitment?
Programs require different time commitments. Take a look at our volunteer descriptions to see what works for you.

I’ve never been a tutor before. What kind of training will I receive?
All tutors participate in an orientation to acquaint them with the program philosophy and structure. We are committed to providing ongoing support for our volunteers.

Will I have to buy anything?
No. All classroom and tutoring materials, curriculum, books, and supplies are provided for you.

What Our Adult Literacy Tutors Say

“We really take an interest in our students and try to coach them to the next step. I love it when I see the light go on with my students, when they have that ‘I’ve got this’ moment.” -Lance.

“I think it is crucial for Arlington Reads to continue because education is so very important. Having been a public school educator for 32 years, I know that we cannot reach everybody. Programs like Arlington Reads have to be there to step in so that people can be successful, feel good about themselves, get better jobs, it just helps everybody all the way around.” -Sally