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129 Seamon Road, Suite A, Farmington, ME, 04938
Job Description: Tutor of Adult Literacy 

REPORTS TOTutoring Coordinator

PURPOSE: To provide individual or small group tutoring to adults ages 18 and older who read at a level lower than the twelfth grade. Goals are set to improve reading, writing, math, technology, or English as a second language.


Required Training: Complete 12 hours of training within one year of registration. See Training Blueprint.


If choosing Group Tutoring: Tutor choice (3 hours per class offered weekly)

If choosing Individual Tutoring: 2-3 hours a week for one year, minimum


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language well enough to communicate clearly both orally and in written form.
  • Be able to use video chat technology on own devices
  • Ready to learn new skills and new ideas.
  • Respect for/willingness to work with people who come from different cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds, or economic levels; and who may have different religious beliefs or values.

Specific Responsibilities

Group Tutoring:

  • Participate as a tutor in selected (or all) weekly classes, following the Group Tutoring Guide 
  • Complete end of class observational surveys 
  • Maintain contact with the program.

Individual Tutoring:

  • Plan and conduct at least one (1 hour) tutoring session per week.
  • Keep a record keeping log that includes number of volunteer hours (see below)
  • 1 time a year Progress reporting-meet with coordinator to share work, notes, lesson plans.
  • Work with the student as a peer and involve the student in all decisions about instruction.
  • Maintain contact with the program.

Individual Tutoring  Record Keeping Log 

End of Year Reporting- submit by telephone or online when requested:

  • The number of hours the tutor spent in lesson preparation, tutoring the student, and traveling are tracked annually.
  • Date you first contacted the student
  • Date tutoring began
  • List of student goals
  • List of progress on goals

 For each lesson-  A lesson plan framework is provided

  • Lesson date
  • Lesson length
  • A description of what was covered and what materials were used
  • Notes on what skills need reinforcement in future lessons
  • Copies/photos of student work kept in a portfolio

Notify Tutoring Coordinator immediately:

  • Of any change in contact information (for student or tutor)
  • Of any decision (by student or tutor) to terminate involvement in the program or to discontinue tutoring for a period over a 3 week duration.