At Bridgerland Literacy we match volunteer tutors with a student and provide them with educational materials and a space at local libraries to conduct tutoring sessions. We expect our tutors to meet with their student 2 hours every week. Usually this is accomplished by meeting twice a week for a 1-hour session.  Tutors will work out of local libaries.
Requirements include:
  • Age 18 or over
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English fluently
  • Passing a background check
  • A commitment to tutoring two hours a week
  • Complete an intitial training provided by Bridgerland Literacy virtually
  • Attend monthly training sessions virtually
Each volunteer will be expected to complete an initial training to learn the evidence-based programs. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to receive on-going training through online group training sessions each month via Zoom.

Get started by contacting our office at (435) 797-1210. You are also welcome to stop by our office in the basement of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice on the campus of Utah State University. For specific instructions on exact location, please contact our Program Coordinator, Alice Shepherd, at alice.shepherd@usu.edu
If interested in volunteering please fill out the form.


Q. Do I need to have teaching experience before I can become a volunteer tutor?
Previous experience is not necessary. We provide volunteers with the tutoring materials and training they need to be an effective tutor. Training will be complete virtually via Zoom. Volunteers will also receive on-going training through monthly online group training sessions.
Q. How do I get a background check?
You can get your background check through the IDRPP. Contact Alice at alice.shepherd@usu.edu for more information on getting your background check.

Q. How often will I be tutoring?
We ask our volunteer tutors to commit to two hours per week.

Q. Where will I be tutoring?
We have tutoring spaces set up at several of the local libraries throughout Cache Valley. Some of those libraries include Logan, Hyrum, Providence, Smithfield, Richmond, Newton, North Logan, and Lewiston. You are always welcome to use the facilities at the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice as well.

Q. Are there any special characteristics that a person should have in order to be a good tutor?
Tutors need to be patient, respectful, and understanding.


Office hours: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: IDRPP Room 026C
Phone: 435-797-1210
Email: alice.shepherd@usu.edu


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