About Tutoring with LCMC

Attend a Tutor Information Session in person to get started toward volunteering!

ESL & Basic Literacy Tutor

Purpose: To help adult learners gain a better understanding of the English language skills including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Location: A mutually accessible public location in Montgomery County assigned by a LCMC staff member.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The tutor must be able to meet at a regularly scheduled time
  • Be able to tactfully and effectively teach English language skills
  • Be compassionate and understand the student’s needs and desires for learning English
  • Length of Appointment: We ask for a 50-hour minimum volunteer commitment.

Time Commitment: Required minimum 2 hours a week tutoring and approximately 2 hours a week preparing.

Qualifications: Native or fluent speaker of English. Equivalent writing abilities.

Training/Support: The LCMC provides all the necessary training, materials, and resources for English tutors. Each tutor will be assigned a coordinator who will serve as their main point of contact and help guide their tutoring sessions. Tutor must attend a 1-hour Info Session in-person or online, and a 6-hour in-person training.

Age Requirement: 18+

Dress Code: None

To Volunteer: Sign up for an information session here. For more information, please contact Fidel Velez, Community Outreach Manager, – fidel@literacycouncilmcmd.org – 301-610-0030 ext. 207.