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Become a Tutor

​​Tutoring is a Rewarding and Life-Enhancing Experience!


Literacy for Life's tutors are the heart of our program. Tutors provide one-to-one and small group instruction in reading, writing, math, English language, computer skills, workforce preparation, financial literacy, and more.


We give you all the training you need. New tutors complete our New Tutor Training series. (Those with prior experience may apply for a self-paced Abridged Training option.) 

We provide ongoing support through individual consultation, in-service workshops, a resource library, and referral to online training resources. 

Yes, you can! Teaching experience and a second language are not required.




  • Patience, flexibility, a positive outlook, and a desire to learn new things!

  • Age 18+

  • High school completion or equivalent

  • English language skills (native speaker or advanced ESL)

  • Basic computer skills (comfort with common applications)

  • Able to commit to one year of consistent tutoring

  • Willing to submit to a routine background check


Ready to Get Started?


New Tutor Training is offered several times a year. The first workshop, Start-Up Training, is a no-obligation introduction to the program. 

Individuals with experience and/or education in the field of Adult Education & Literacy may apply for self-paced Abridged Tutor Training.


Questions? Please call (757) 221-3325 or email

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Tutors and their Students Form a Special Bond

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