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Volunteer Tutoring: Welcome

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



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.  


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.

Volunteer Tutoring: Programs
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Volunteer Tutor Events

Volunteer Tutor Training for Adult Learners

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

10:30am - 12:30pm

Please RSVP with Katelynn at 209-558-4505.

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

Learn all about how you can get involved as an LQ tutor!

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Volunteer Tutoring: Schedule

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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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Kara Lewis

Literacy Director


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Amanda Sackett

KidsQuest Program Coordinator


Volunteer Tutoring: Meet the Team
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