Become a Tutor

Become a Tutor

Give Back to Your Community

Reading Program tutors can give back to their community by helping an adult improve their reading and writing skills to achieve their lifelong goals.

What are the requirements to volunteer?

  • Adults (age 18 and up)
  • Be patient, adaptable, and dedicated
  • Be able to read and write in English at a high school level
  • Attend orientation and training
  • Clear online background check (fees covered by SCCLD)
  • Dedicate at least 2 hours a week to your learner for at least 6 months (choose your own schedule)
  • Prepare learner-centered lessons (tutoring materials and resources will be provided)

Tutor Orientation and Training Chart

All Times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST)

2024

LOCATION

ORIENTATION

TRAINING

Gilroy Library
Reading Program Office

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
10:00-11:00AM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, May 18, 2024
12:30-5:30PM
Virtual

Zoom meeting link will be provided after registration is complete.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
10:00-11:00AM OR 1:00-2:00PM
PART ONE: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
9:30-12:00PM

PART TWO: Thursday, August 15, 2024
9:30-12:00PM

Must attend both Parts One and Two.

Gilroy Library
Reading Program Office

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
10:00-11:00AM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, August 24, 2024
12:30-5:30PM
Los Altos Library
Orchard Room

13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Monday, August 19, 2024
1:00-2:00PM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, September 14, 2024
12:30-5:30PM
Gilroy Library
Reading Program Office

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Wednesday, October 16, 2024
10:00-11:00AM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, October 26, 2024
12:30-5:30PM

2025

LOCATION

ORIENTATION

TRAINING

Virtual

Zoom meeting link will be provided after registration is complete.

Wednesday, January 8, 2025
1:00-2:00PM OR 6:00-7:00PM
PART ONE: Tuesday, January 14, 2025
5:30-8:00PM

PART TWO: Thursday, January 16, 2025
5:30-8:00PM

Must attend both Parts One and Two.

Gilroy Library
Reading Program Office

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Wednesday, January 15, 2025
10:00-11:00AM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, February 1, 2025
12:30-5:30PM
Milpitas Library
Auditorium

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Wednesday, March 19, 2025
1:00-2:00PM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, March 29, 2025
12:30-5:30PM
Gilroy Library
Reading Program Office

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

Wednesday, April 16, 2025
10:00-11:00AM OR 6:00-7:00PM
Saturday, April 26, 2025
12:30-5:30PM

Important Notes:

  • You will be able to sign up for the tutor training at the orientation.
  • If you are unable to attend any of the orientations listed above, please contact us at readingprogram@sccl.org.

What other volunteer opportunities are available through the Library?

How do I register to be a tutor?

To register for a tutor orientation, please submit this online form, opens a new window.

Please see the Tutor Orientation and Training Chart to find a training that works for you!

If you have any questions about becoming a tutor, please contact us at readingprogram@sccl.org.

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