Teach students reading, math, or English as a Second language skills. Register for an Volunteer Informational Session for more information and to get started.


One-to-one tutoring is provided to adults 18 and over who are seeking assistance with reading or math (below the 9th grade level) or English as a Second Language. We help students achieve their individual goals as they are paired with a trained tutor. Students and tutors meet in public places in Monroe County as they work together to achieve success.


Skill Building classes reinforce basic math and reading skills for adult students entering the Tutoring Program. Access classes are small group classes in math and reading for students who are seeking access to basic literacy, high school equivalency or vocational training programs. Classes are conducted at LVR and at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC) downtown.

Upcoming Volunteer Informational Sessions

Tutor FAQs

In order to establish the right relationship and learning environment, we ask that you tutor for a minimum of one (1) year. We hope your positive experience compels you to stay longer.

Tutors complete an online Tutor Training facilitated by Literacy New York (LNY) which takes approximately 16 hours from start to finish.

Yes. Computers are also available at the LR main office.

Approximately two (2) hours per week.

Your meeting location and time is flexible, but it must be at a public location (e.g., library, community center, church or LR main office). This is LR policy and there are no exceptions.

You will be matched based on logistics (time, availability, geographic location) and other preferences such as gender, skill level and so on.

Often friends or family refer students. Some find us through our website. All prospective students schedule an intake appointment and must meet minimal requirements for our services.

We have student waiting lists and need both kinds of tutors.

Everyone takes a vacation. We ask that you tell us as soon as your vacation is scheduled. If you have a regular (annual) vacation that lasts more than a month, please consider other LR volunteer opportunities. As for emergencies, we ask that you immediately call the office.