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How to become a tutor

How to become a tutor

Do you enjoy reading, writing or working with numbers? Would you like to help other adults to develop their skills? If the answer is yes, then why not become an adult literacy or numeracy tutor?

Being a tutor can be a very rewarding experience, and there are several different routes to becoming a tutor, depending on the qualifications and experience you bring and the area you would like to work in. The usual path for getting into literacy and numeracy work - adult literacies - is to start as a volunteer tutor (sometimes called a tutor assistant).

Tutors can work on a paid or voluntary basis and are located in a whole host of settings across the city including community centres, libraries, colleges and workplaces. A tutor may support individual learners, in small groups or work with other tutors in a variety of settings and times.

Our current advice to anyone looking to volunteer would be to contact learning providers direct themselves - you can use the learning provider search facility on this website to find ones which may be close to you or of particular interest.

You could also contact who may advertise similar opportunities.

Volunteer tutor training is available through some learning providers from time to time and from colleges - the PDA Supporting Adult Literacies Learning (SALL) is the relevant introductory qualification. See for information on adult literacies roles.

This website provides general information on the context of adult literacies in Glasgow which you may also find useful, as well as links to other relevant sites.