Adult Literacy Tutor – English & Basic Math - West Neighbourhood House


Date Posted: 2022-12-29
Date Needed: On-going
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Primary Category: Education and Literacy
Type of Position: Both/Either – Weekdays

Description & Details

The Adult Literacy Program helps English-speaking people in the west part of Toronto learn to read, write in English and do Math at a basic/intermediate level. One on one and small groups tutoring.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Work one-to-one with a learner or small group to improve their literacy skills
  • Groups: Should be comfortable working with one other tutor and a small group of 2 to 5 learners
  • Working mainly on math at a basic level
  • Keep a journal/record of learning
  • Self-development through literacy resource material

Skills Required:

  • An interest in Literacy and Adult education; English writing and reading and/or Basic Math skills
  • Be friendly, open, reliable, patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating

Orientation & Training:

  • Questionnaire and initial interview with program staff
  • Staff provides 15 hour tutor training sessions, including an anti-discrimination training (3 times per year – spring \ fall \ winter), that is mandatory for tutors
  • Next training sessions will take place in February-March 2023
  • On-going support provided by staff
  • On-going training workshop opportunities throughout the year

Program Time & Location:

  • Virtual opportunity with possibility to become in person
  • Classes and one-one tutoring sessions take place weekday evenings

Volunteer Commitment:

  • Once a week (Monday to Friday) for 3 hours total: 1 hour of preparation and 2 hours of the tutoring session
  • One year to ensure continuity in the relationship (6 months for certain group roles)
How to Apply / Contact
Call 416-532-4828 (ext. 105) or email


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