LVA volunteer tutor Scott Stafford and learner Anthony Green have been working together over 15 years! During this time, Anthony has gotten a welder's license, earned a promotion, bought his own house, and learned to read to his children. Scott and Anthony have even taught financial literacy courses together.

Be a Tutor


LVA tutors work with their learners to improve literacy based on individual goals. Your learner may dream of reading a book to a grandchild, passing a test at work, managing personal mail and accounts, reading the sports page, or obtaining a GED high school equivalency. No matter what the specifics, our learners are inspiring and determined adults who have come to us voluntarily begging for a second chance to learn. You will be touched and humbled by the experience of working with them, and they will appreciate you immensely.











• Tutors and learners are paired based on interest and availability.

• Pairs meet in public places (usually DC libraries) once a week for 1.5-2 hours.

• Tutors must be 18 with at least a high school diploma and a love of reading.

• Tutors must commit to one year of service.

• LVA provides an 6-hour tutor training course every 6-8 weeks on a Saturday.

• LVA provides  ongoing resources and support  for tutors, and we're happy to answer questions anytime!

Email info@lvanca.org for more information or to request an application.

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