Literacy Network
701 Dane St.
Madison, WI 53713
Phone 608-244-3911
Tue, Jan 23, 2018
For Volunteers : Math Tutoring Application

Application: GED/Academic Tutoring

PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY so you understand the volunteer position you are applying for. If you have questions please call Shawn at (608) 244-3911 or email her at

Our literacy programs serve adults, so we are only able to accept adults (18+) as volunteers. We also require our volunteer tutors to:

  • Be reliable, patient, and kind
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently (all ESL tutoring is done in English.)
  • Have regular access to email and the internet
  • Watch our orientation video and attend training before tutoring
  • Reliably get themselves to their tutoring site *on time* every week
  • Commit to attending every week for an entire semester, with no more than two absences (excluding holidays)

GED/Academic Tutoring (Spring 2018 Semester)

Still remember your high school algebra and writing skills? We are looking for kind, patient, academic tutors who can support adult students working on high school completion (GED, HSED, 509) or taking classes at Madison College. Develop your teaching skills while helping a local adult improve their education and chance at a better life! Our GED/Academic tutors provide one-on-one and small group tutoring to GED students during a weekly two-hour class under the direction of the Madison College instructor or Literacy GED Program Manager. Training and support are provided. You have five weekly sessions/locations to choose from:

  • Tuesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm at Madison College Downtown Campus (211 N Carroll St.)
  • Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:30pm at Madison College South Campus (2238 S Park St)
  • Friday Mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm at Literacy Network

Spring semester is Jan 23-May 11, and you must be available for the following tutor training date:

  • Thursday, January 18th, 5:30-8:00pm

Bilingual volunteers (Spanish/English) encouraged to apply!

Tutors specializing in math encouraged to apply!

Tutor Requirements:

  • Comfortable helping someone with the following high school level academic topics (materials and support will be provided): algebra & geometry, reading comprehension, essay composition, social studies, science, and civics.
  • Able to share effective study and test-taking strategies.
  • Mature, dependable, patient, and kind.
  • Non-judgmental and interculturally sensitive.

Completing an application does not guarantee you a spot in our program; your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a few weeks. Thank you for applying to tutor with Literacy Network!

Please complete all required fields.

Your full name (First and last names)
Nickname (if applicable)
Street address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone number (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Alternative phone number
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) (Must be 18+ to tutor)
 Black/African American
 Asian/Pacific Islander
 Southeast Asian
 Native American/American Indian
Do you have any special strengths?
If you are employed, your employer (name of business or organization). If retired, please write: retired.
Does your employer have a matching gift program? You can enter your company name and find out here.
What year did you graduate high school or get your GED?
Reliable transportation to/from your assigned tutoring site is required. How will you be traveling to/from your tutoring site? (Bus/bike is typically NOT considered reliable transportation during winter months.)
 I have a vehicle
 I will be borrowing a vehicle
 I will take a cab every week
We use email to communicate with our 250+ tutors throughout the semester, so volunteers need to have regular access to email. Do you check your email regularly (every few days, at least)?
What type of device do you primarily use to access your emails?
Which session are you able to sign up for? You have 5 sessions/locations to choose from:
 Tuesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm at Madison College Downtown Campus (211 N Carroll St.)
 Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:30pm at Madison College South Campus (2238 S Park St)
 Friday Mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm at Literacy Network
Spring semester tutor training for this program will be held Thursday, January 18th, 5:30-8:00pm, at Literacy Network (701 Dane St). Are you able to attend?
 Yes! I can attend training the evening of Thurs Jan 18
 No, I am unavailable to attend the scheduled training.
Once trained, are you must be able to attend your tutoring shift every week for the remainder of the semester (through December 13), with no more than 2 absences. Are you able to attend Tuesday morning classes every week?
 Yes, I can attend every week, with not more than two absences
 No, I will miss more than two Tuesday morning classes
Will your participation in this program fulfill a requirement for school credit,certification program, or community service?
Have you volunteered on a regular (weekly or monthly) basis before? Where and how long?
Do you have any experience tutoring, training, or teaching adults? In what capacity?
What specifically interests you about tutoring an adult hoping to pass their GED exam?
How did you hear about Literacy Network?
 Friend, family or coworker
 Internet search
 Social Media
 Driving by
 My school
 I used to be involved with Literacy Network
 Don't remember
Do you use social media on a daily or weekly basis? If so, which do you use daily/weekly?

Please read the following statements and check the box if you agree:
 I understand that by submitting this application I authorize Literacy Network to conduct a criminal background check on me. All information will remain confidential.
 I understand that in providing my services as a volunteer with the Literacy Network I will respect the confidentiality of learners, donors and other tutors.
 I grant my permission and consent to Literacy Network and any agency affiliated with Literacy Network to use my name and to print, copy, publish, and reproduce photographs and any other likenesses of me for promotional reasons.

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