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, ESL (English as a Second Language), and computer skills.


We'll give you all the training you need. New tutors complete our New Tutor Training series. 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?


Step 1
Complete our Volunteer Registration Form.


Step 2

We will invite you to a tutor training series. The first no-obligation session will describe our mission, services, learners, and expectations.


Step 3
We'll provide you with the tutor application to complete.


Step 4

You will attend additional training workshops to get you fully prepared to help your learner meet his or her goals!

Questions? Please call 757-221-3325 or email


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Tutors and their Students Form a Special Bond

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