Change a Life - Give the Gift of Reading
How to be a PAR tutor:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Speak English well
- Read and write English well
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Have patience, flexibility, cultural sensitivity, enthusiasm and a sense of humor
As a tutor you will be expected to:
- Attend 14 hours of initial tutor training
- Tutor 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
- Submit monthly hours reports
- Meet in a library or other public place for tutoring sessions
PAR tutors receive:
- Free instructional materials
- Professional development and support through tutor support meetings, in-service workshops, and individual consultation with staff
- The satisfaction of helping your community grow stronger by helping adults build their literacy skills
- Knowledge that you are making a significant difference in an adult's life
To learn more about our program or to register for the next tutor training, please call the PAR office at (408) 808-2361 or send an email to email@example.com.
"The end of all education should surely be service to others." - Cesar Chavez
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Videos of volunteer tutors
"I am thankful for this amazing program. I can't imagine not being able to read. That thought is what keeps me involved in PAR, as well as the dedicated staff who run the program, and the great volunteers." - Tutor S. R.
Watch Emma's Story
Emma inspires new volunteers. Watch her story about what school was like and how you can help someone else by volunteering in an adult literacy program at your library.
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