Volunteer tutors help students make positive changes in their lives. As tutors work with students to improve English literacy, students are moving toward achieving life goals.
Tutor training is a two step process. All our tutors must first complete Adult Basic training. Our Adult Next Level training is an optional second step for those interested in tutoring English as a Second Language (ESL) or GED exam preparation.
For more information and to register for any of our program trainings, please call (517) 485-4949. You may also email us at - please include your name, telephone number, email address, and the workshop you would like to attend. Seating at training sessions is limited.
Download and complete our Tutor Application, and return the completed form to our office.
ADULT BASIC READING WORKSHOP
All volunteers first complete CALC’s Basic Reading workshop to become a successful tutor. Workshops are in two parts, one on each of two successive days. No prior experience is necessary, and CALC provides lots of free materials and support. There is a $15 refundable deposit for the tutor's manual, cash or check only.
All sessions are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Space is limited so please RSVP. Please call (517) 485-4949 to register.
Basic Reading Tutor Training Workshop Dates - 2020 / 2021
September 15 and 16
October 13 and 14
November 10 and 11
January 12 and 13
February 9 and 10
March 9 and 10
April 13 and 14
May 11 and 12
June 8 and 9
July 6 and 7
All Basic Reading Tutor Training Workshops will be held at the Capital Area Literacy Coalition. If you are interested in participating, please email Anthony at and include your name, telephone number, email address, and workshop you'd like to attend. We will send you workshop information. You may also call (517) 485-4949.
english as a second language
If volunteers are interested in tutoring English as a Second Language (ESL), they also complete our English as a Second Language workshop (two sessions). Again, no experience is necessary, and CALC provides lots of free materials and support. There is an $11 refundable deposit for the tutor’s manual. Tutors must complete the Basic Reading Workshop first. Space is limited so please RSVP. Please call (517) 485-4949 to register.
ESL Tutor Training Workshop Dates - 2020 / 2021
September 22 and 29
October 20 and 27
November 17 and 24
January 19 and 26
February 16 and 23
March 23 and 30
April 20 and 27
May 18 and 25
June 15 and 22
July 13 and 20
All ESL Tutor Training Workshops will be held at the Capital Area District Library in downtown Lansing.
GED exam preparation
CALC’s GED Tutor Training is available by appointment Monday through Friday during daytime hours. This is a one hour session. Please call (517) 485-4949 for more information.
Through the READ to SUCCEED program, MSU students tutor an at-risk child on a one-on-one basis, focusing on improving their student's reading and writing skills. Tutors will be providing direct instruction to their student - this is not a homework help program! We provide training and constant support for our tutors and prior to tutoring all prospective tutors must attend our training sessions. Interested tutors must come to our 324 Erickson Hall office prior to training to fill out the necessary paperwork and register; they may tutor either for credit or as a volunteer. We are always in need of tutors. Tutoring takes place twice per week for an hour each meeting. All tutoring sites are off campus, and carpooling can be arranged.