FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO BE A TUTOR?
We ask our tutors to go through a training to prepare for tutoring, then we ask that they give 2-4 hours per week to their assigned students. It's not a large commitment in terms of time, but the end result is worth it tenfold.
WHAT KIND OF STUDENT WILL I HAVE?
We match our students to our tutors, so if you're great at math, you might be working with a laborer who needs help calculating square footage so he can get his commission. If you're a retired teacher, you might get to work with an immigrant who is struggling to read English even if they speak it well. We try to match your strength with their need!
WILL I GET PAID TO TUTOR?
Tutoring is completely voluntary, so there is no pay. Your students should not feel obligated to pay you or give any form of compensation in exchange for tutoring. The grants and donations we receive pay for the books and materials we use as well as the cost of managing the council.
WHY SHOULD I TUTOR SOMEONE?
Simply put, giving a neighbor a gift like literacy can change their life. They will be able to make more money, participate more fully in our community, and forge relationships with people they wouldn't have conversed with otherwise. It's a great way to broaden your horizons, too!