Become a Volunteer Tutor

Who can become a tutor?

Any adult (18 years or older) with a high school diploma or GED certificate, a valid Hillsborough County Public Library card, and transportation can become a tutor. 

What do tutors do?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) tutors work with adults who would like to learn to read.  Tutors work with students in one-on-one sessions. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutors work with students who would like to learn to speak and read English.  Tutors are matched with one student or a small group.  ESOL tutors do not need to speak their student’s native language.

ESOL and ABE tutors meet with their students at least once a week for an hour. We ask our volunteer tutors to make a 48 instruction hour commitment to the program. If student and tutor schedules permit, tutoring could take place twice a week for 24 weeks.

All tutoring is online only during the Covid pandemic.

One of our tutors made a video with her student:

How do I become a tutor?

Volunteer tutors are required to attend a new tutor orientation and training online. 

If you would like to begin the training process, please fill out the Registration Form.