Become a Literacy Volunteer and Change Lives! Enthusiastic individuals are needed to tutor immigrants, refugees and life-long Americans in reading, writing and English. Help students achieve life’s necessities like completing job applications, helping their children with homework or understanding medicine labels. With many different tutoring options available you're sure to find one that fits your schedule! No experience is necessary--you do not need to be a teacher or speak another language. Being a tutor doesn’t take much time, is easy to learn how to do and is fun!
The Kenosha Literacy Council’s need for volunteer tutors is growing everyday. 7% of adults in Kenosha County lack the basic literacy skills needed to function in everyday life. 13% of Wisconsin adults 18-24 and 10% of adults 25+ do not have a high school diploma or the equivalent. 46% of Wisconsin’s foreign-born population over five years old do not speak English well.
Tutor Qualifications – No teaching experience required!
We are looking for individuals who have the time and personal commitment to contribute to our mission which is to provide literacy education for adults in our community. Since Kenosha Literacy Council provides the initial training and continued support of our volunteer tutors, no teaching experience is required. We will teach you the A, B, C’s of tutoring! What is required is a willingness to share one's time and desire to help others who have a need.
Becoming a Tutor
All you have to do to become a trained literacy tutor is:
- Visit us for an informal interview and to observe our drop-in tutoring.
- Participate in one of KLC’s Tutor Trainings.
All volunteers participate in an extensive but fun training program that prepares them to work effectively with our students. Our combined ESL and Basic Literacy training involves approximately 14 hours of instruction, including class observations, teaching adult learners, curriculum and cultural awareness. While the training is spread out over a week-long period, we are flexible and try to accommodate your busy schedule.
We offer several trainings a year. Please see the Events page or call to find out when then next Tutor Training is scheduled.
Click here to access Kenosha Literacy Council's online volunteer orientation.
Click here to request access to Kenosha Literacy Council's online tutor training modules.