About

Us


 

Adults who lack basic literacy skills can count on the Volusia Literacy Council, the only agency in Volusia County to offer tutoring to adults. We also offer free one-on-one or small group tutoring to adults who speak English as a second language and with workplace literacy partnerships.

 

Our mission is to provide educational services to individuals and families through tutoring in reading, writing, math, and workplace skills.

How to become a student?

-Be at least 16 years or older.

-No longer in public or private school systems.

-Be willing to meet with the program director to test Reading, Writing, and basic Math skills.

-Have Reading, or Math skills below the ninth-grade level.

 
How to become a volunteer?
-Be at least 18 years or older.
-High school graduate or GED.
-Complete tutor training.
-Be flexible, willing to learn and eager to teach.
-Be patient and understanding.
 
Tutor Training
All tutors must complete a 2-hour orientation and registration meeting with a Program Director. A 4-hour supplemental tutor training is offered throughout the year.
 
Tutor-Student Matching
Tutors and students are matched based on geographical location, time availability and personal preferences (e.g. non-smoker preferred, male etc.)
 
Tutoring Schedule
Program Directors work with tutors and students to set schedule, which can include morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Tutors and students are expected to meet twice a week for at least 1-2-hr sessions.
 
Tutoring Locations
Tutoring is conducted at numerous public locations throughout Volusia County, such as libraries.