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Our dynamic one-to-one tutoring program supports adult learners in the community by pairing them up with volunteer literacy tutors. To become a tutor, contact us and we will provide you with information about upcoming tutor-training sessions. The 5-part tutor-training program is designed and facilitated by community literacy workers in the West End of Toronto. The tutor-training program is 12 hours in total.

The tutor-training program is both mandatory and free, and we operate on anti-oppression principles. Together with the WestTO Literacy Collaborative, we regularly update and format the modules to provide prospective tutors with information and context for working with adult learners in community education.

We present various modules focused on the following:


  • anti-oppression training

  • learner-centred facilitation styles

  • clear language & design (CLAD)

  • self-care/community care

Once you’ve completed the training session, you’ll be ready to work with a learner from our program! We match tutors and learners together based on mutual interests and personal time schedules.

Volunteer positions require a 2-hour time commitment per week for a minimum of

6 months. Tutoring sessions are held onsite, and we provide all resources including computers. You can work together longer if you choose, but that is our initial required commitment from both the tutor and learner.

Various activities tutor-learner pairs have achieved together:


  • post-secondary preparation

  • high school credits in math & English

  • computer & digital literacy skills

  • driver’s license

  • trades math

  • essay writing

  • basic grammar & writing skills

  • English-language learning

Become a volunteer tutor with us! You’ll be able to share your knowledge and help another adult in our community by developing theirs.


Contact Jason at to find out more about our next training.


"I could learn, feel prepared and confident… the one-on-one tutor helped me to write better, and get rid of the lack of confidence I had when writing essays and other things."


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