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"As a volunteer tutor, you get the rewards that come from making a positive difference in the lives of others in your community."

Position Title: Volunteer Tutor for Individuals and Small Groups

Purpose: Help adult students in basic reading, writing and math, enabling them to increase their literacy skills and more fully recognize their potential as individuals, employees, and citizens.


  • Conduct lessons using Literacy Toolkits© or given curricula
  • Create lessons and deliver instruction based on student-centered approach
  • Support students in career exploration, improving job readiness skills, and finding jobs
  • Communicate with Career Coach to fully support students looking for employment (where applicable)
  • Contribute one year of volunteer tutoring on a once or twice-weekly basis for two to four hours of instruction each week
  • Submit a monthly tutor report by the 5th of each month for one-to-one tutoring sessions or submit a weekly class sign-in sheet for small groups
  • Complete all entry level training sessions
  • Complete a minimum of two supplemental trainings throughout the year
  • Participate in the tutor coaching program

Training:  Prospective tutors are required to complete all training sessions before being matched with a student. The training is designed to address the specific strategies and issues relevant to adult learning and the intake process. Please see the calendar for upcoming training dates.

Time Commitment: Tutors are asked to meet with their student for 2-4 hours each week for a year.


  • Enthusiastic about reading, writing, math and/or computers
  • Patient with students
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent

Scheduling and Tutoring Sites:  The meeting day(s), time(s) and site will be selected at the mutual convenience of both the tutor and student as indicated on applications.

Click here for a listing of possible meeting sites.

Take the Eligibility Quiz below if you would like to join a winning team of committed administrative and volunteer staff.



Tutor Eligibility Quiz
1.      Are you at least 18 years old?
2.      Do you live or work in Guilford County?
3.      Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
4.      Do you speak English as your primary language?
5.      Can you meet once or twice a week for 2-4 hours?
6.      Do you like working with people?
7.      Are you creative?
8.      Are you flexible?
9.      Are you patient?
10.   Are you "learner-centered?"

If you answered YES to each of these questions, Reading Connections wants you as a tutor. Contact us today by calling  (336) 230-2223 or by filling out the form on our contact page.