Becoming a New Tutor

How can I become a tutor?

Complete a volunteer application, give us a call at 617-924-8797, or contact our tutor coordinator, Jacky Van Leeuwen at jvanleeuwen@watertown-ma.gov. Tutor training generally takes place in the spring and fall and is for a total of 8 hours, one night a week for four weeks.

The Spring 2017 training dates are 6:30-8:30 p.m.:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 7, Watertown Free Public Library 
  • Session 2: Wednesday, June 14, Watertown Free Public Library
  • Session 3: Wednesday, June 21, Watertown Free Public Library 
  • Session 4: Wednesday, June 28, Watertown Free Public Library 

What qualifications do I need to become a tutor?

You need to speak, read, and write English, be a good listener, and be able to spare two hours a week. That’s it.

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