Tutor Orientation & Training Schedule

Step 1: Register and Attend Orientation

To volunteer for the Reading Program, you must register for orientation. At this orientation, you will learn about the needs of adult literacy students, understand the qualities of excellent tutors, and ask any unanswered questions related to the tutoring process.


Step 2: Register and Attend Training

After orientation, all volunteers are required to complete tutor training before being matched with a learner. As a tutor, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Understand learning styles and honoring diversity
  • Use tools and techniques to motivate adult learning
  • Identify appropriate literacy-based goals
  • Develop learner-centered lesson plans


2020 Tutor Orientation & Training Dates

To register for orientation or tutor training, call (408) 262-1349 or email us at readingprogram@sccl.org.

Step 3: Get Matched with a Learner

Tutors are matched with a learner based on their preferred library location at Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, or Saratoga as well as at the City of Mountain View Public Library.

Reading Program

The Reading Program

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Providing free adult literacy services throughout Santa Clara County Library District
Phone: (408) 262-1349
Email: readingprogram@sccl.org