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

One-to-One Tutoring

  • 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 New 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.

Small Group Instruction

  • 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.
  • English as a New Language classes are held at community libraries around Monroe County.

Upcoming Volunteer Informational Sessions

Summer Volunteer Tutor Trainings are being scheduled! Come back soon to register!

May 23 @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register Online

May 30 @ 10:00am – 11:00am
Register Online

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.

Our tutor training is completed through an online training portal called ProLiteracy. Altogether, it takes approximately 8 hours to complete. 

Yes, as the training is offered online. Additionally, tutor emails and other notifications are sent online.

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.