Our tutors help our learners improve their lives.

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.

What Our Learners and Tutors Say:

Need more information?

If you would like more information about becoming a tutor or any other volunteer opportunuties, you can reach us different ways.