If you have a sense of humour and like people, if you are comfortable with reading and writing in English, and if you have patience you could be a tutor. If you have a talent with numbers and math, you could be a math tutor. Check out our volunteer tutor job description for more information.
What is the time commitment?
The initial fifteen-hour workshop runs over one evening session and a weekend. Then you will be ready to tutor. We ask for a minimum two hours per week or more if you are able. It really is up to you and what you want to offer.
How do you train me?
All new tutors require a fifteen-hour Laubach Literacy tutor-training workshop, usually held over one evening and weekend. The minimal fee for the workshop covers the cost of training and includes all the materials necessary for tutoring. We run workshops throughout the year, so please call the office to find out more.
How do I get a student to tutor?
Upon successful completion of the training workshop, based on the information collected on the Volunteer Application Form, certified tutors will be matched with a student as soon as possible. Our Student-Tutor Coordinator does this. Consideration is given to individual preferences. Tutors will not be matched with a student with whom they would feel uncomfortable.
What support is there for tutors?
Your primary contact is with our Student-Tutor Coordinator (STC). Our STC can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm at our office. After your initial workshop there is also continual support for further tutor development.
Please note that we require all volunteers, tutors, staff and board members to submit a police record check or suitable references for our files.