I'm interested in helping someone learn to read. How do I apply to become a literacy tutor at the library?

Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at 29th & Harvard, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.

The program currently has students on their waiting list. If you are 18 or older, a high school graduate or GED recipient, and are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact the Literacy Center at 918-549-7400 for information on available tutoring options.


Hello Kristin,

All volunteer tutors will need to go through a ten hour training program before being matched with a student, as required by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. There is no additional certification needed. 

If you have any further questions about the tutor training or process, you can contact the Literacy Department at 918-549-7400 or literacy@tulsalibrary.org.



Do I need to be certified for Tulsa Oklahoma to be a volunteer tutor? If not I am interested, because I am not interested in being certified at this time for Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thank you.

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