Volunteer Training for Adult ELL Tutors starts May 3rd

Would you or someone you know like to volunteer to help an adult learner improve reading and writing skills, or help a New Mainer learn English? Midcoast Literacy is holding a 3-day training for tutors to work with adults on May 3, 4, and 5.

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“Midcoast Literacy has a waiting list right now of New Mainers in several different towns who are eager to improve their English," says Diana Krauss, Adult Literacy Services Coordinator. "We need new volunteers to step up and help us meet that need in the community.

Tutors are needed or all types of tutoring, but especially to work with New Mainers originally from Congo, Haiti, Afghanistan and other countries who are learning to read, write, and speak English. There are learners waiting now in a number of towns, including Freeport, Brunswick, Lisbon Falls, and Wiscasset. Training for new volunteers will be held on May 3, 4, and 5, from 9:00am-2:00pm each day at Midcoast Literacy's offices (9 Park Street; Bath, ME). Participants must attend all three days to complete the training. 

Midcoast Literacy tutors must be at least 18 years old; participate in the training for volunteer tutors; and be able to make a minimum one-year commitment. Our spring tutor training will be held in-person and is limited to a maximum of 14 participants. Most new tutoring sessions are taking place in-person at this time, though there also are a few learners interested in remote tutoring. Masking during tutoring is not required, but masks may be worn by both participants at the request of either the tutor or the learner. You can read more about becoming at tutor at: https://midcoastliteracy.org/index.php/volunteer/become-a-tutor

If you'd like to find out more about our spring tutor training and take the first steps toward becoming a volunteer tutor, contact Diana Krauss at 207-443-6384, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.