Tutor Job Description

A tutor is someone who works with a student on a friendly, one-to-one basis with the objective of improving the student’s literacy skills.


The tutor must:

  • Have patience, a sense of humour and no presentation of superiority
  • Be able to function easily within the English language
  • Respect the confidentiality of the student
  • Be certified with Laubach Literacy of Ontario

Responsibilities – To the student

The tutor must:

  • Be available at time and locations agreeable to both parties and let the student know if changes must be made
  • Demonstrate a willingness to commit to regular hours of tutoring
  • Prepare lessons and materials ahead of time
  • Monitor and record the student’s progress
  • Work with the student to achieve their literacy goals
  • Use supplemental materials to enhance the students literacy skills

Responsibilities – To the Literacy Nipissing

The tutor must:

  • Report tutoring activities (contact hours, preparation time and progress) monthly to the Program Coordinator
  • Attend Literacy Nipissing general meetings and other professional development activities
  • Renew annual membership with the Literacy Nipissing
  • Provide suggestions and feedback to the Literacy Nipissing

Support from Literacy Nipissing

Our network of experienced volunteers, tutors, students and staff offer support, suggestions and guidance
Volunteer tutors are certified and recognized in accordance with the standards and guidelines of our Provincial Affiliate – Laubach Literacy of Ontario.

We provide:

  • Opportunities for ongoing training through conferences and workshops
  • A well-stocked resource library
  • Photocopy services
  • A newsletter to our membership