Educating Adults in Western Massachusetts since 1984


The Literacy Project's
Volunteer Tutor Training

The Literacy Project offers individualized training for tutors. 

There is a menu of options so that you can select the topics that are most relevant to you and the students you are working with. 

We update the Training Checklist regularly with new materials.   Feel free to print it out. 

Hours and timeframe:

We ask tutors to complete at least 8 hours of training within the first six weeks of service. 

Ongoing training:

All volunteers of The Literacy Project are welcome to attend staff development trainings through SABES (System for Adult Basic Education and Support).  Most of the trainings in our region are offered at Holyoke Community College.  To view the SABES calendar and sign up for workshops, visit

For more information, contact Margaret Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator, 413-774-3934, ext. 15,