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

Who 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.

 

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

 

If you commit to a school year or more of volunteer tutor service, you do not have to pay for training. Donations are welcome to defray the cost of training and support our programs. If you would like to attend our training for purposes other than tutoring at Lincoln Literacy (or if your agency is sponsoring), the standard fee for the course is $160.

 

We ask you to volunteer to teach at least once a week on average. This involves approximately thirty minutes of preparation for each class. Some tutors volunteer for more than one class. Questions? Leave a message for Joyce Hahn at 402-476-7323 or email: jhahn@lincolnliteracy.org.

Types of Tutoring

Conversation Group

(English Language)

A tutor meets with a group of students to practice conversational skills. Each lesson is dependent on the previous one.

Students level: high-intermediate

and advanced level

Class duration: Varies

Number of students in class: 3 - 8.

Class group 

(English Language)

A tutor meets with a small class group. 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.

Class duration: 1.5 hr

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 complete this form if you are interested in becoming a job mentor:

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