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The lack of adult literacy is a challenge Midland faces that inevitably affects us all. Let’s stand together to help solve this crisis! Please consider becoming a volunteer tutor today.

Volunteer tutors help our adult students to reach their individual literacy goals. Such goals can include passing the GED exam, learning English as a second language, cultivating basic and intermediate computer skills, and improving proficiency in reading, writing, and math. No teaching experience is needed. Tutors must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and the desire to help make a difference in our community. Midland Need to Read provides all the training, materials, and support required to make your tutoring experience a success.

Tutors are a key component to our work, and we couldn’t do it without them! They help students meet their literacy goals through one-to-one and/or small group instruction. Meeting times and locations must be convenient for both the student and the tutor, so MN2R staff will work with both to determine the best time and place. The MN2R Literacy House (located at 1709 W. Wall Street) is available as a meeting location during office hours, or tutors may also meet with students at any of the approved off-site locations. Tutors are asked to be prepared for all tutoring sessions, review student work, keep record of student’s progress, and report all tutoring hours to the MN2R staff.

If you are interested in becoming an MN2R volunteer tutor, please complete the online application through the link at the bottom of the page. Once you have submitted your application, the staff will contact you to schedule a time to visit with you and discuss any questions that you may have. In addition, you will receive a brief training (approximately an hour) at a time that is convenient for you. When you are ready, the staff will match you with the proper student. The matching is based on time availability, literacy goals, and individual preferences.  We provide you with all the books and materials needed, free of charge, to ensure your student’s success.