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Volunteer Opportunities: Tutor

Tutoring is still one of the most effective ways to promote literacy, and we definitely believe that tutoring enriches two minds. Get involved as an adult tutor, or if you are an adult learner, consider spending some of your summer as a Cross Age tutor. 

Adult Tutor
The Adult Literacy Program serves over 150 adults in the Fairbanks community each year. We provide basic training for community volunteers to work one-on-one with adult students in the areas of reading, writing, math, and speaking English as a second language.  Tutors and students work together (along with staff support) to set realistic and attainable goals.  Staff will also help provide educational resources to make sure they have a successful experience.  Tutors don't need to have prior experience, they just need a big heart and a desire to change lives through literacy.

Additional trainings may be provided throughout the year, which will include time to network with other volunteer literacy tutors.  You  may also join our tutor facebook page to share ideas together.

For steps to become an adult tutor, visit our Adult Literacy page, call 456-6212 and talk to Melanie or Holly or just stop in for more information.  You can help change lives through literacy!

School Age Tutor
The School Age Programs are growing! We are now serving more students then ever before! We are in need of new volunteers.   We have students on the wait list who need a tutor! Contact Stephanie Ferrara for more information at 456-6212 or email her at

The School Age Tutoring Program trains adult volunteer tutors and supports them throughout their commitment to individual students. Tutors work with students, grades K-12, one-on-one to increase proficiency in areas identified by teachers, as well as to help students increase "school" skills such as staying on task, social skill development, and completion of homework.  There are also opportunities to tutor in our other afterschool programs around town. Our School Age Program gives people the chance to positively impact a child’s life in tangible ways.

Tutoring takes place in a supervised setting at LCA or any branch of the borough library. Volunteer tutors will be trained and provided with educational resources. The tutoring program has a flexible scheduled to accommodate the availability of our tutors and students. 

Visit our School Age page or call 456-6212 and ask for Stephanie or stop by for more information!

Cross Age Tutor - Summer Program
Tutoring is a great way to get some experience and build your resume. Every summer we look for teens between 14 and 18 who are motivated, like to work with young children, and who have strong academic skills. Job experience, letters of reference on completion of a tutoring session, and personal growth are just a few of the benefits of tutoring. 

2015 Parent & Teacher Information (Includes Application)
2015 Tutor Recruitment Packet (Includes Application)

The Cross Age Tutor program consists of two components: mentoring and tutoring. Tutors will learn some fundamental ideas about working with children, but participation in the process is the heart of the program.  Every summer, we offer two, three week sessions for students in first through third grades which will focus on critical thinking skills.  Meeting times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday for three hours each day.  To make the experience more fulfilling for everyone, tutors will be working with a structured curriculum and will take turns presenting lessons to the entire group.  

Visit our Cross Age page, call 456-6212, or stop in to the Literacy Council for more information and to get involved!

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Literacy Council of Alaska
517 Gaffney RoadFairbanks, Alaska  99701T: 907-456-6212F: