Become a Tutor

Who are volunteer tutors?
They are community members just like you - professional men and women, college students, homemakers, retired citizens, people who wish to help others in the community.
Do I need to be a teacher or have teaching experience?
No, you don't need a background in teaching. The SLC provides a comprehensive tutor training to give you the understanding and tools needed for successful tutoring.
Will I be required to attend any training?
Yes. Free tutor trainings are held throughout the year. They will provide you with the necessary insights and techniques needed to become a successful tutor. Supplemental trainings are held on a monthly basis.
What are the requirements to be a volunteer tutor?
We are looking for volunteers who have a good command of the English language, are patient, flexible, and can take the initiative. Tutors need to be comfortable working with a diverse population of students - the Student Learning Center serves adult students of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Additionally, volunteers must be willing to undergo a criminal history background check.
What is the commitment?
How do I get started?
What opportunities are available?
What are my rights as a volunteer tutor?
As a volunteer tutor you have the right to:
I have more questions. Who can I talk to?
Call the Student Learning Center at (360) 992-2750.

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