Project Literacy tutor and student looking at a textbook together

Finding a Tutor

Project Literacy offers regular one-on-one English tutoring with dedicated volunteer tutors. Tutoring may be arranged after registration. To make an appointment to register, contact Philippa Biggers at pbiggers@watertown-ma.gov or 617-924-8797.

Becoming a Tutor

Complete a volunteer application, give us a call at 617-924-8797, or email our tutor coordinator, Jacky Van Leeuwen. Tutor training generally takes place every 3 to 4 months and is for a total of 9 hours, one night a week for 4 weeks.


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.

For Current Tutors

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