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.


  • Be 19 years of age or older. 
  • Have patience and a sense of humour. 
  • Have a minimum secondary school level of education and be able to function within the English language with ease. 
  • Respect the confidentiality of the learner. 
  • Attend some type of Tutor Training session. 


To the Learner 

  • Be available at times and locations agreeable to both parties and let the learner know if changes must be made. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to commit to regular hours of tutoring. 
  • Prepare lessons and materials ahead of time. 
  • Monitor the learner’s progress, and work with the learner to achieve her/his literacy goals. 
  • Use supplemental materials to enhance the learner’s literacy skills. 

To the agency 

  • Maintain annual membership with Literacy Nipissing. (may be revised to reflect changing policies) 
  • Provide suggestions, feedback and other information important to serving our learners. 
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures. 


Support from Literacy Nipissing

How We Help You: 

  • Provide a network of experienced tutors, learners and staff offer support, suggestions and guidance. 
  • Provide use of office equipment outside of tutoring hours. 
  • Provide free coffee and snacks