Change a Life through Literacy!
Volunteer tutors work with assigned students to teach Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), Basic Computer Skills, or to provide additional assistance in GED preparation.
Volunteers interested in leading a Citizenship Preparation class must first complete a training provided by USCIS.
Once trained and certified by the Literacy Council, all tutors will maintain regular contact with the Program Director and report back with progress, successes, and/or challenges.
Strong communication skills, verbal and interpersonal
Patience and compassion
Commitment to the Literacy Council’s mission and students
Three hours of tutor training required
Submit and pass a background check screening (see below)
Submit a completed Volunteer Application and signed Confidentiality Agreement
Follow-up conversation with Program Director to schedule your class: type, level, day, time
Follow-up conversation with Program Director to discuss curriculum and lesson planning for your class
Observe an existing class prior to beginning your own (optional)
Attend at least three professional development in-services throughout the year, including Diversity Training
Maintain a regular schedule of classes, tutoring between 1.5-3 hours each week
Prepare lessons based on core curriculum provided by the Literacy Council
Notify Program Director and/or students of your absences (in advance, when possible
Submit monthly records of tutor and student hours
Maintain regular contact with Program Director, respond to communications in a timely manner
Uphold confidentiality agreementand report any concerns to Program Director or LCFBC Staff
Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478
A minimum of one academic semester
If you prefer to lead a class at another location, we still want you on our tutor team!
The onboarding process to be an Outreach Tutor is the same, though scheduling a class may be different. Contact the Literacy Council to learn more!