Become a Tutor
Community Literacy Council is always seeking dedicated adults, ages 18 and older, to volunteer as tutors in basic literacy or English as a second language. Our tutors may choose to work with students one-on-one or in a small conversation group setting.
Community Literacy Council has conversation groups at Canton Public Library, Plymouth District Library, Connection Church in Canton, St. John's Episcopalian Church in Plymouth, and Northville District Library. Coming soon in 2024 is a new conversation group at Westland Public Library.
Our one-on-one tutors meet with students in a public location, such as a public library, for 1.5 - 2 hours each week.
You do not need an education degree to become a CLC tutor. If you love to help people, are patient, and have a good sense of humor, then becoming an English tutor may be your calling.
Tutors are encouraged to commit to a minimum of one year of service.
Our tutors complete 10 hours of professional training in the nationally recognized LITSTART training model. We charge a $30 registration fee to cover the cost of materials and supplies. A portion of the training, three hours, is to be completed online followed by classroom training.
Our next tutor training classroom sessions will be held virtually on the following dates. You must attend both dates or make up the training on a future date:
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.