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.
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.
The normal route for someone wanting to work in adult literacies is to start off as a volunteer.
We regret we are not able to organise volunteer placements through Glasgow's Learning. Learning providers may alert us when they have specific opportunities for volunteers, these would be advertised here. 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.
Training is available in ALN tutoring, including the PDA ITALL qualification - Introductory Training in Adult Literacies Learning (80 hours) currently being offered by Anniesland College. A requirement of this course is to have a volunteer placement arranged. You may be eligible to apply for an ILA (Individual Learning Account) to cover some of the cost of the course (see www.ilascotland.org.uk).
The PDA ITALL is sometimes run at other times during the year by other organisations, and may be funded. Some organisations also offer short starter courses and one-off workshops in adult literacies tutoring. We usually notify via the Glasgow's Learning website and e-newsletters if we are told of these.
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.
If you would like us to keep your name on file so we can contact you if any opportunities or training become available, please contact us.