Thank you for your interest in joining our literacy team as a tutor!

Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida provides free one-on-one tutoring, small group, and computer based instruction to adults 16 years of age or older who are generally below a 6th or 9th grade reading level. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. You can help make a difference by being an adult literacy tutor.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we discovered how many of our students benefit from online tutoring options. We now give both students and tutors the option to choose in-person or online based upon preference. Tutor training may be completed online but does require a brief in person session in our office. Please submit the tutor registration form from this site, and we will contact you to get started.

Here are the steps to join our growing family of volunteer tutors:

Step 1:

Complete the Online Interest Form. A staff member will contact you after you fill out the form.

Step 2:

Complete initial volunteer requirements:

Submit a Tutor Registration Form

Volunteers must complete a background check. You may do this online through Sterling Volunteers for a fee of $21.50. Our organization code is t5vse0z. Click here for detailed instructions.
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You may get a free background check through JSO by taking the Local Criminal Background Check Form to a local Sherriff’s Office. JSO will complete the background check while you wait.

ProLiteracy Online Courses– Register and complete six free ProLiteracy Tutor Training Online courses:

Module 1:  “Introduction to Literacy”
Module 2: “Working with Adult Literacy Learners”
Module 3: “Introduction to Literacy Instruction”
Module 6: “Alphabetics and Word Study”
Module 9: “Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies”
Module 11: “The Language Experience Approach”

ESL Tutor Training Online Workshop

Module 1. “Introduction to English as a Second Language”

Module 2. “Working with Adult ESL Learners”

Module 3. “Introduction to ESL Instruction”

Module 4. “Vocabulary”

Module 5. “Conversations”

Module 6. “Pronunciation”

Module 7. “Grammar”

 (Click here for detailed instructions) These courses generally take 5 to 6 hours to complete. You can do them all at once, or at your own pace.

Step 3:

Meet with our Volunteer Coordinator at our offices at the Jessie Ball DuPont Center. During this meeting, you’ll learn about potential students you could be placed with as a tutor, as well as gain access to all of our resources and materials for tutoring. Once you’ve completed Steps 1-2, our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you to set up a time that works for you.  Preview the materials you will cover at your meeting here.

Volunteers interested in obtaining a parking pass can find one by clicking here. Please print this pass and present it on the inside dash of your vehicle. A map to the parking lot is included on the pass.

To learn more about becoming a tutor, please read our FAQ.  Please call us at 904-238-9000 or email our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions, and we will be happy to assist you.