tutor faq


New Tutor Common Questions

Many people thinking about becoming a tutor have common questions about the program.

Do I need teaching experience?

No prior teaching experience is required.

Do I need to speak a foreign language?

No, you do not need to speak any language other than English.

What is the time commitment?

Tutors and students are asked to make a one-year time commitment. Weekly classes are 90 minutes with an additional hour of pre-class tutor prep.

​When do I teach?

We find a tutoring time that fits your weekly schedule.

Is there a cost for the Training?

Yes, a $50 fee covers training, materials and post-certification coaching.

Who is a typical tutor?

Our volunteers are both men and women. Some are former teachers, although a teaching background is not required. Many are retirees who now have time to “give back to their community.”

How large are the classes?

Student classes are 2 or 3 students. Training workshop classes are 10-12 people.

Where will I tutor?

Any public meeting place such as a library, church or coffee shop.

How do I get my students?

Our office matches students and tutors based on a convenient day and time.

How do I know what to teach?

Tutors use the Laubach Way to English – Teacher’s Manual to guide students through workbooks and readers.