Partners in Reading, San Jose Public Library

Literacy/Education - Change a Life - Become an Adult Literacy Tutor - July 2019 Training


Become a Tutor

Imagine how hard life would be if you could not use an ATM, send an email or understand the directions on a medicine bottle. Become a volunteer tutor for Partners in Reading and teach reading and writing to adults with low literacy.  The experience is rewarding and the adults are inspiring. Adult students are English-speaking and over 18. You can teach one-on-one or in small groups at any of the 25 branches of the San Jose Public Library.

July 2019 Training Schedule:

Day Date Start Time End Time  
Wednesday 07/17/19 6:30 PM 8:00 PM Orientation
Saturday 07/20/19 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Training
Saturday 07/27/19 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Training

Note: Actual tutoring times and locations are scheduled per your preferences.

Tutor Training consists
of all 3 sessions. This typically includes one 1.5-hour evening orientation and two 6-hour Saturday training sessions. All 3 sessions must be completed before new tutors can work with learners. Tutors must be at least 18 years old and complete fingerprinting.


The next Tutor Training starts on July 17. Sign up now! Participants must register in advance. Please call (408) 808-2361 if you have any questions.


To see tutors and learners in action, click here. Each video is followed by a survey. Please fill it out to give us your feedback.


This online training was made possible in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.




Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 18+
  • I am a High School Graduate or have a GED equivalent Must be Yes
  • I am willing to be fingerprinted Must be Yes
  • Minimum 6 month commitment Must be I am willing to commit to at least 6 months

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Wednesday Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon