• Individuals who have an interest in helping other adults reach educational goals and who are willing to participate in on-going training.
  • High School graduates who are 18 years of age or older

What Training time is required?

  • Approximately 15 hours of initial training
  • Initial training workshops are scheduled over a two month period.
  • Additional periodic training workshops each year.

Where do tutors meet with students?

At our office at 124 West Buffalo Street
Places convenient for our students, such as:

  • Cornell Campus
  • Groton Public Library
  • Ithaca College Campus
  • Ithaca Wegman's
  • Tompkins County Public Library
  • Ulysses Philomathic Library in Trumansburg
  • West Village

Tutor Job Description

  • Be available for tutoring for at least one year.
  • Work with a student to establish, meet, and revise specific short-term and long-term goals.
  • Meet with a small group or with individual students a minimum of 2 hours per week.
  • Attend on-going training while matched with students or a group.
  • Report cancellation of meeting to student and TLP office.
  • For each meeting, sign in and out (and remind students to do the same) in the sign-in book at the TLP office.
  • Keep TLP informed of progress by submitting monthly report forms by the 5th of the next month.
  • Each month, sign up on a room assignment sheet.

To reserve your spot in our next volunteer orientation is, email Meredith at MeredithC@TLPartners.org, or click Contact Us in the top right corner of the webpage to send a message!

" I am happy I met my tutor. When I came to Ithaca, I could speak in short sentences. Now I speak in longer sentences. I learned new vocabulary and all about American culture."

Kyungjin, ESL Student