Become a PAR Tutor

Tutor Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Speak English well
  • Read and write English well
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have patience, flexibility, cultural sensitivity, enthusiasm and a sense of humor
  • Pass fingerprint clearance

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Attend 14 hours of initial tutor training
  • Tutor 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Submit monthly hours reports
  • Meet in a library or other public place for tutoring sessions

PAR Tutor Benefits

  • Free instructional materials
  • Professional development and support through tutor support meetings, in-service workshops, and individual consultation with staff
  • The satisfaction of helping your community grow stronger by helping adults build their literacy skills
  • Knowledge that you are making a significant difference in an adult's life

Register for Tutor Training. If you have questions please call the PAR office at 1-408-808-2361.

Tutors volunteer for many reasons, including giving back and making a personal connection. Will you?

"I am thankful for this amazing program. I can't imagine not being able to read. That thought is what keeps me involved in PAR, as well as the dedicated staff who run the program, and the great volunteers." - Tutor S. R.