About Virtual Adult Literacy Tutor
Imagine if you struggled to navigate this website, to write out an inquiry about volunteering, to read this very sentence. The skills that allow you to handle these daily tasks with ease are the same skills that can, when shared with an adult learner, help to change lives.
Seeds of Literacy, an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides free GED prep and basic education to adults in the Cleveland area, has an urgent need for people just like you to volunteer as adult literacy tutors. The shocking truth is that 66% of adults in Cleveland are functionally illiterate, and may struggle with everyday necessities like reading a bus schedule and understanding medication labels.
This is where you can make a very real difference.
The donation of your time, skills, and patience as a tutor can make a life-changing impact for an adult learner right in our community. Tutors work one-to-one with students to improve reading, writing, and math skills, offer encouragement and support, and help students develop positive attitudes towards learning. We ask that tutors can commit to attending one class session per week for one year. Classes are two hours long, and we offer a flexible class schedule with sessions scheduled throughout the day to accommodate personal preference and availability.
Our physical classrooms are currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions, but you can still help adult learners from our Virtual Classroom.
Training is provided. We conduct training once at week, 11am on Mondays. To register, simply complete the Volunteer Application located halfway down this page:
Once you've "attended" Tutor Training (via Zoom), you can begin tutoring whenever you are available. "Class" tutoring times are Monday through Thursday, 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm, and 6pm-8pm. Tutor on the days that work with your schedule, at the time that is most convenient for you.
To register, simply complete the Volunteer Application located halfway down this page:
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!