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Become a Volunteer

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"Tutoring was one of the best parts of my year. It gives me purpose and my students always brighten my day."

— Chet Kincaid, Lincoln Literacy Tutor

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What makes a good tutor?

If you can speak, read and write well in English, and want to share those skills, you can be an effective tutor. You don't need an education degree, prior experience, or knowledge of another language — just a desire to help others and a willingness to be trained. Tutoring works best when it is informal, personalized, and fun. 

​If you have training in an occupation or profession you'd like to share, even better! Many of our adult students hope to pursue a career, and our volunteer tutors can help them on their journey via Bridgeway to a Better Life, our adult skills program.

How to become a volunteer

To become a tutor, you must attend a one-hour orientation and two 90-minute sessions of training, depending on which program you choose — English Language (ELL) or Adult Skills (AS). Classes and tutoring are offered online or in person.

 

We ask you to volunteer to teach at least once a week on average. This involves approximately 30 minutes of preparation for each class. Some tutors volunteer for more than one class.

We value tutors that commit to an extended period of volunteer service with Lincoln Literacy, and we want to ensure their success and personal fulfillment. Because of this, we provide four hours of training as well as ongoing support to all tutors as part of their volunteer service to Lincoln Literacy.

 

Questions? Leave a message for Mike Malloy at 402-476-7323 or email mmalloy@lincolnliteracy.org.

Types of Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring

(English Language & Adult Skills)

 

Tutor and one student meet individually

once a week for one hour.

 

Class duration : 1 hour

Number of students: 1

Class group 

(English Language & Adult Skills)

A tutor meets with a small class group online or in person. Classes are based on students' skill level, including beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

 

 Students are placed at the levels according to the results of the initial English language fluency test.

Tutors are also welcome to teach skills classes such as Math Literacy, Computer Literacy, GED Prep and others.

Class duration: 1 - 1.5 hours

Number of students in class:  3 – 8.

Conversation Group

(English Language)

A tutor meets with a group of students to

practice conversational skills. Each lesson

is independent on the previous one.

Students level:  high intermediate

and advanced level. 

Class duration: Varies

Number of students in class: 3 - 8.

Job Mentoring

(Adult Skills)

In addition to our tutoring opportunities at Lincoln Literacy, we also are seeking individuals who would like to help others in their search for a job or continuing education. Job mentors help by assisting others search for job opportunities online, complete job applications, edit resumes, and practice for interviews. Mentors may also help in advising the mentee on opportunities for continuing their education. Volunteers may be a tutor and a job mentor at the same time. Please register as a volunteer below if you are interested in becoming a job mentor.

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  • Summer Session 2024
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    mo 03 Jun
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    03 Jun 2024 00:00 – 13 Jul 2024 23:50
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  • 2024 Annual Awards Celebration & Potluck Luncheon
    2024 Annual Awards Celebration & Potluck Luncheon
    so 08 Jun
    First-Plymouth Church
    08 Jun 2024 11:30 – 13:00
    First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St, Lincoln, NE 68502, USA
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    First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St, Lincoln, NE 68502, USA
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  • Summer registration closes July 1, 2024
    Summer registration closes July 1, 2024
    mo 01 Jul
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    01 Jul 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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    01 Jul 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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    Registration for our Summer classes ends July 1, 2024
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  • Independence Day - No Classes, Office Closed
    Independence Day - No Classes, Office Closed
    to 04 Jul
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    04 Jul 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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    04 Jul 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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    Our office will be closed and no classes will be held on July 4, 2024, in honor of Independence Day.
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  • Summer Break - No ELL Classes, Limited Other Programming
    Summer Break - No ELL Classes, Limited Other Programming
    si 14 Jul
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    14 Jul 2024 00:00 – 30 Aug 2024 23:50
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    14 Jul 2024 00:00 – 30 Aug 2024 23:50
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  • Labor Day - No Classes, Office Closed
    Labor Day - No Classes, Office Closed
    mo 02 Sep
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    02 Sep 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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  • First day of Fall classes September 3, 2024
    First day of Fall classes September 3, 2024
    ti 03 Sep
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    03 Sep 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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    The first day of Fall classes will be September 3, 2024
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  • Thanksgiving Break - No Classes, Office Closed
    Thanksgiving Break - No Classes, Office Closed
    to 28 Nov
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    28 Nov 2024 00:00 – 29 Nov 2024 23:50
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    Our office will be closed and no classes will be held on November 28-29, in honor of Thanksgiving.
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  • Last day of Fall classes December 14, 2024
    Last day of Fall classes December 14, 2024
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    14 Des 2024 00:00 – 23:50
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    ti 24 Des
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    24 Des 2024 00:00 – 31 Des 2024 23:50
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    24 Des 2024 00:00 – 31 Des 2024 23:50
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    Our office will be closed and no classes will be held on December 24-31 in honor of the holiday season.
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