Interested in basic literacy tutoring?
Our training program is undergoing a redesign. The next training will be in early 2019. To be placed on our training wait list, please contact staff mentioned below. We will contact you once the dates are set.
Our intensive literacy tutor training is offered two to three times each year with additional subsequent booster sessions.
Our approach to training literacy tutors and serving adults who struggle with reading involves a fascinating, dynamic and intense training called NOW! Foundations. This research-based approach helps learners develop skills to read independently and was initially designed for dyslexic learners.
Literacy tutors must be able to commit to the entire training. Interested potential tutors must first meet with the Literacy Coordinator before participating in training, and a fully-processed Volunteer Application must be in place before tutors meet with their adult learner.
The NOW! approach (Neuro-development Of Words) is not yet offered in any other volunteer-driven adult literacy program or library-based literacy program in Florida. We invite you to be part of the cutting edge at Alachua County Library District and truly teach an adult in our community to read.
Once matched with learners, tutors are expected to meet twice each week for tutoring sessions that last approximately one hour at the determined Library Branch location.
*It is necessary to be a native English speaker or have native-like fluency in order to serve in the Literacy Program.
For information about trainings or becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact the Literacy Coordinator at (352) 334-3929.
Volunteer tutor task descriptions can be found here.
Current tutors: Use this form to submit monthly reports.