Tutors help make our vision a success.

We rely on volunteer tutors to reach adults in need in Delaware.

We need your help.

No experience is required.

Tutoring for Literacy Delaware


About Being a Tutor

We depend on our trained volunteer tutors to help our learners improve basic reading, writing, English language skills and more.

  • Trained tutors are matched with waiting learners
  • Lessons are one to one or in small groups at mutually convenient times and locations.
  • Literacy Delaware provides teaching materials, books and ongoing support.

Becoming a Tutor

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


Rewards of Being a Tutor

When you sign up to become a tutor, you allow us to move a learner off our waiting list. 

  • Help an adult in need in Delaware reach their goals
  • Improve the life of a fellow citizen and his/her family

The Impact of Your Work as a Tutor

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Nearly 300 thousand adults in Delaware cannot read or write above a third-grade level.

Critical Life Skills

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.

Need more information?

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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