The library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th for the Juneteenth holiday. We will be open our usual hours on Tuesday and Thursday.

Adult Literacy Tutors

Becoming a Tutor | Resources for Tutors | Contact Us | Information for Adult Literacy Students

Volunteer Literacy Tutors needed! Do you have a few hours a week to help an adult learn English?

  • No previous teaching experience needed or need to learn another language
  • Program provides tutor support, access to ProLiteracy tutor instruction, as well as teaching resources and materials
  • Tutors need only commit to 1.5 hours a week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Quarterly support group meetings with other tutors and coordinators
  • Chance to work with students from range of countries and abilities!

Becoming a Tutor

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor, please call or text Amy Hamilton at 781-724-1481.

Resources for Tutors

ProLiteracy Courses

Tutors have free access to the tutor training courses on ProLiteracy.org. You will need the Ventress's ProLiteracy Organizational Member Number. Amy Hamilton will provide this number to all tutors. In order to set up an account:

  1. Go to the ProLiteracy Login Page.
  2. Click Create Staff or Teacher Account.
  3. Once you've entered your information and clicked Next, enter the Organizational Member No.
  4. Finish setting up your account by following the prompts.

Once your account has been set up, go to ProLiteracy's Courses page. ProLiteracy has many helpful courses, but we recommend the following two to start with:

On the course page, click Go to Course to access the course. You may be prompted to log in again.

Other Tutor Resources

Contact Us

Amy Hamilton
Adult Literacy Coordinator
781-724-7481