Be a Tutor

Looking for a fun, flexible volunteer opportunity? If you have some time to spare and a desire to share your love of learning, READ can use you as a tutor. Our tutors work with children and adults in a wide variety of subject areas including reading, math and English.

No teaching experience is required – just enthusiasm! Tutors receive free training and all the materials and supplies they need. We hold tutor training and roundtable discussions several times a year at the La Porte County Public Library.

Most tutors volunteer an hour or two per week at a time of their choosing. All tutors must receive a background check and submit an application. Tutors can meet with their students at a La Porte County Public Library branch, a school or another community site.

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Ready to get started? There are several ways to submit your application.

  • Print off a PDF version of our tutor application to complete. Scan your completed application and email it to readlaportecounty@gmail.com.
  • Print off a PDF version of our tutor application to complete. Then, return it to any Branch of the La Porte County Public Library, or mail it to Mary Hedge, READ La Porte County, Inc., 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350.
  • Ask for a hard copy of our tutor application at any branch of the La Porte County Public Library.

If you are under the age of 18, please also complete our Parental Consent Form and Release (PDF).

We strive to make sure each of our tutors has a rewarding experience. Once we receive your application, we will look for a tutoring opportunity that fits your schedule and preferences. We’ll let you know when we find a good match. In the meantime, please contact us with any questions.


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