Thank you for your interest in becoming a literacy tutor. Tutoring gives you the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life, and to enrich your own.
A Literacy Tutor helps an individual learner improve their reading and writing skills to reach a variety of goals: obtaining employment, helping a child with homework, and reading to a grandchild, to name just a few. The tutor and learner meet weekly for 2 hours in either two 1-hour sessions or one 2-hour session. Literacy tutors complete a 6 hour Tutor Training in either Basic Literacy or English as a Second Language. During this training, volunteers will learn core skills such as creating goal-oriented lessons and how to incorporate authentic materials into a lesson. The ALP staff assess all learners entering the tutoring program and make all tutoring assignments.
Tutors must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. No previous teaching or tutoring experience required.
Tutors must have the ability to be sensitive, patient, and understanding of the learner's situation, goals, and needs.
Tutors must be able to read, write, and speak English comfortably.
Tutors must successfully complete the 6-hour Tutor Orientation provided by the Ascension Parish Library Adult Literacy Program.
To volunteer as an Adult Literacy Tutor, register to attend an ESL or Basic Literacy training workshop. For additional questions or for more information, check out our Tutor Training page!