Teaching literacy skills to adults since 1986

Want to Tutor?

If you are interested in volunteer work, please consider working with the Barron County Area Literacy Council. <>Call 715-637-5797!FAQs:

  1. What is the time commitment?
    Students and tutors meet once or twice a week for one to one and a half hours each session. The duration of the tutoring depends on the goals of the student and the tutor’s schedule. A nine month commitment is desirable.
  2. Will I be provided with training and teaching materials?
    Yes, tutor training is provided before being assigned a student. Teaching materials are provided free of charge to volunteer tutors.
  3. Where do I meet with my student?
    Meeting locations are discussed during tutor training. Many tutors use libraries or churches. The Literacy Council is available to assist tutors in locating a meeting place.
  4. What qualifications do I need to be a tutor?
    If you can read and have the desire to work with people, you can be a tutor to someone who needs help with literacy.
  5. How is the Barron County Literacy Council Funded?
    The council is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteer tutors and a board of directors. Funds received from the United Way, together with other donations, are used for operating costs, tutor training and purchasing books.


Tutoring materials are provided