We depend on our trained volunteer tutors to help our learners improve basic reading, writing, English language skills and more.
To become a Literacy Delaware tutor, you must:
Complete application, submit references and complete a background check
Complete tutor training; offered virtually/online.
Commit to at least 4 hours of instruction per week; 90 hours of instruction per year
Be at least 18 years old
When you sign up to become a tutor, you allow us to move a learner off our waiting list.
Nearly 300 thousand adults in Delaware cannot read or write above a third-grade level.
Functional literacy is critical for navigating the workforce, advocating for oneself and fulfilling basic needs.
A mother's reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success. Children of parents with low literacy have a 72% chance of being at the lowest literacy levels themselves.
If you would like more information about becoming a tutor or any other volunteer opportunuties, you can reach us different ways.
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