Literacy Council Seeks Volunteer Tutors

Montgomery County, Maryland, has a growing need for English tutors.If you’re a member of the National Writers Union, and well versed in the English language, here’s an opportunity to pass on what you know to others.

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County is seeking to enroll tutors, such as yourself, by June 7, to help adults who need assistance with English literacy. In fact they have a backlog of individuals who want help, and between 85 percent and 90 percent of them are residents learning English as a second or third language.

Some need guidance with speaking, understanding, writing, and reading English. Others speak English well, but aspire to improve their reading and writing for professional development. The Literacy Council trains volunteers to work with either group, based on the tutor’s preference.

In the Literacy Council’s tutoring program, students meet with their tutor at a time and public area convenient to both. Both students and tutors must be at least 18 years old. The latter can expect to spend two hours a week tutoring, and an additional two hours preparing. You can check out the Literacy Council’s website for more details.

If you are interesting in helping out as a volunteer tutor, please send an email to Community Resource Manager Maribeth Hoath-Perez or give her a call at 301-610-0030 ext. 205.