Tutor Training

Our goal is to ensure that you feel prepared and supported as a tutor. We want both you and your student to succeed.

All tutors attend nine total hours of free training. For your convenience, we offer both weekday and weekend workshops. You will first attend a 3-hour Introductory Workshop, followed by a 6-hour Tutor's Toolkit training for either English as a Second Language or Adult Basic Education (reading, writing, math).

Below is a list of upcoming training workshops. To learn more about training and to receive a volunteer application, click here.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Introductory Workshop: Teaching Adult Learners

(Pre-registration is required.)

Saturday, October 5
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- OR -
Monday, October 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Literacy Pittsburgh
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Tutor's Toolkit

(Prerequisite: Teaching Adult Learners. Pre-registration is required.)

Adult Basic Education

Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22 (Must attend both sessions)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literacy Pittsburgh
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Directions

English as a Second Language

Saturday, October 26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Literacy Pittsburgh
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 525
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Directions

Volunteer Spotlight: Anson
“Literacy Pittsburgh’s initial tutor training was an excellent crash course in how to become prepared to serve as a tutor. All sorts of exercises and methods were covered effectively and really allowed me to hit the ground running, even with no prior experience. Additionally, my coordinators have been wonderful, providing excellent advice, suggestions, and guidance along the way. You never feel as if you're alone as a tutor with Literacy Pittsburgh.”
Photo of Volunteer Spotlight: Anson