To tutor with us, you don’t need to speak another language. You just need to be
- Able to read, write and speak clear and fluent English,
- Have a high school diploma or equivalency or higher.
You’ll also need to attend a Volunteer Information Session, successfully complete an 18-hour training, and commit to tutoring an adult for 2 hours weekly over a period of at least nine months. Giving your time as a volunteer tutor is a great way to give something back and to make a difference.
Our tutors receive 18 hours of free training before working with a student, and they are supported during their tutoring with regular workshops, resources, and professional staff. We train tutors in Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutoring.
When libraries can re-open, we will announce our next Volunteer Information Session and tutor training. Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts is working on re-designing the trainings for online delivery