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Opening the Door to Education

Become a Tutor

New Tutor Orientation

Welcome to the Racine Literacy Council's Tutor Orientation

The Racine Literacy Council is a volunteer-based organization that provides adult literacy programs in Racine County and works to bring awareness to the community regarding the impact and importance of literacy. The primary focus of the Racine Literacy Council is to address the literacy needs in our community through individual or small group tutoring by trained volunteer tutors. Tutors do not need to have teaching experience or know a foreign language.

The ever-increasing numbers of adults who want to learn English or improve their basic literacy skills are in need of dedicated tutors committed to strengthening Racine County’s families, workforce, and communities through literacy. If you would like to provide this crucial element in helping adults achieve specific life skill goals, join us.

There are four steps to becoming an RLC tutor:

  • Complete this brief on-line orientation.
  • Complete some at-home training (3-4 hours)
  • Come in to shadow a seasoned tutor during one of the tutoring sessions:
    Tuesday morning, 9-11am
    Tuesday evening, 6-8pm
    Wednesday afternoon, 3-5pm
    Saturday morning, 10-12pm

  • Attend a brief face-to-face training at RLC (1-2hrs) to become more familiar with specifics about our program along with a variety of techniques you can use with students right away.

These pages will provide an overview of the Racine Literacy Council's Adult Tutoring Program, the tutor training process, and information on how to register for our next training.


Email RLC@racineliteracy.com if you have any questions.