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Volunteer Tutors Needed

Change someone's future

Many children with dyslexia and adults in our community have trouble reading.  Those ready to learn are waiting to be matched with a tutor.

Get to know someone new as you help an adult learner build literacy skills and achieve personal goals – like getting a driver’s license or reading a book with a loved one.

As a Volunteer Tutor, you will find yourself in a rewarding place; empowering adults with the life-changing benefits of literacy.

 

LearningQuest's Adult Literacy and KidsQuest Office

Stanislaus County Library

1500 I St., Modesto, CA 95354

209-522-0656

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Tutors say...

“I enjoy teaching, I’ve learned to work with the student at their pace, make the material your own and listen to their needs and goals – and most of all enjoy and have fun” 

- Mike (pictured)

 

“I’ve always like the Library and I absolutely love to read.  When I first heard about this program, I thought I’d like to try tutoring.  I’ve never been a teacher, so I felt a bit unsure, but since becoming part of the program, I’ve found that I absolutely love it.” 

- Carla

Why Tutor?

It is really about wanting to share your love of reading with someone ready to learn. 

 

You will teach an adult to improve their comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking skills so that they can do what most of us take for granted:

  • make a doctor's appointment

  • go grocery shopping

  • apply for a job

  • speak with their children’s teachers

  • read a menu

  • and so many other essential everyday tasks.  

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Tutoring Sessions

Students and tutors meet consistently twice a week for 90-minute sessions for at least 6 months.  Tutoring sessions can be held online or in-person based on the agreement between student and tutor.

 

Students and tutors are matched based on preferences such as schedule and reading level.

In partnership with the Library

In-person tutoring sessions and student and volunteer services are centrally located at the LearningQuest wing of the Stanislaus County Library at 1500 I St., Modesto, CA 95354.

LearningQuest staff is on hand at all times to support you.

LearningQuest has partnered with the Stanislaus County Library to provide a spacious cubicle area for individualized learning.  Funding from California Library Literacy Services provides all needed student and volunteer materials and support services.

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Experience welcome, but not necessary

We will train you to tutor an adult in our community who wants to learn basic reading, writing, and spelling.  

 

LearningQuest tutors:

  • Are kind, empathetic people.  

  • No experience needed – we will provide all the necessary training and materials.

  • Can read, write and communicate in English

  • Have 4-6 hours per week to volunteer (3 hours of tutoring plus prep/travel)

  • Can meet with a learner twice a week at a scheduled time that works within your schedule

  • Are 18 years of age or older

Our learners reflect the diversity of our multicultural County.  We encourage potential volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds to join us.

 
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Volunteer Tutor Events

Stanislaus County Library
1500 I St., Modesto, CA 95354

Volunteer Info Meeting

All are welcome to learn about becoming a volunteer and get their questions answered!

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

10:30 am

MakerSpace at the Library

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

1:00 pm

Auditorium at the Library

 
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Learn More

Interested in volunteering as a tutor?

Adult Literacy? Complete the form below

KidsQuest? Call Cathy at 209-613-9864

Preferred teaching method
Which days can you volunteer?

Thanks for submitting! A team member will contact you as soon as possible.

Questions about volunteering as a tutor?  Contact

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Rose Jurado

Adult Literacy Site Coordinator

209-558-4505, rjurado@lqslc.com

“I feel humble and grateful to be a part of the Library Literacy program.  It is an absolute pleasure to work with the amazing tutors and students in our program.  Our tutors are awesome, they share the vision and are dedicated to the mission, empowering their students to reach their goals and meet their full potential.  It is such an honor to work with learners that are devoted and driven to meet their goals and full potential.”

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Cathy Ferrell

KidsQuest Program Coordinator & Reading Specialist

209-613-9864, cferrell@lqslc.com