Become a Tutor

Spending just an hour or two per week to help strengthen someone’s literacy skills is a simple act that makes a profound difference in another’s life. We rely on nearly 200 volunteers to help us provide English as a Second Language and basic literacy instruction to more than 250 adults in Centre and Clearfield counties every year.

Volunteers work as private tutors and small group leaders to teach adult learners the literacy skills they need to keep their families healthy, get jobs, earn degrees, become U.S. citizens, gain confidence and give back to their community. Volunteering with Mid-State is a labor of love that personally enriches the tutor almost as much as the student. No prior experience is necessary, and training is provided for all volunteers.
Additionally, if you’d like to get involved with Mid-State but don’t wish to be a tutor, we can always use more help with events and other important tasks.

Email us at or call (814) 238-1809 to join our amazing team!

Tutor Forms

Monthly Form (Tutors) (one-on-one tutoring) (Word Document)

Monthly Form (Tutors) (one-on-one tutoring) (PDF Document)

Monthly Form (Class Teachers) (Word Document)

Monthly Form (Class Teachers) (PDF Document)

Please fill out the appropriate form and send it to or Mid-State Literacy Council, 248 E. Calder Way, Suite 307, State College, PA 16801.

Summer Classes 2020
All instruction will be online.

Beginner Classes

Beginner Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing
Carrie Koch
Monday 10:30am – 11:20am
June 1 – August 3

Beginner Conversation and Vocabulary
Nanda Dhananjaya and Kristin Sarsfield
Thursday 12:00pm – 1:00pm
June 4 – August 6

High Beginner / Low Intermediate

Community Life – English for shopping, banking, and everyday life
Stephanie Muller and Yuhan Xu
Wednesday 2:30pm – 4:00pm
June 3 – August 5

English for Doctor Visits
Sarah Almarqoozi and Nabila Aman
Thursday 10:30am – 11:45am
June 4 – August 6


Workplace Communication
Erika Gerdes
Monday and Wednesday
1:00pm – 2:00pm
June 1 – August 5

Culture & Conversation
Robert Leach
Tuesday 10:30am – 12:00pm
June 2 – August 4

Listening to News
Jordan Diamond and Fannie Xu
Wednesday 11:30am – 12:45pm
June 3 – July 29

English for Doctor Visits
Sarah Almarqoozi and Nabila Aman
Thursday 10:30am – 11:45am
June 4 – August 6

Workplace Writing
Alan Kim
Friday 11:00am – 12:30pm
June 5 – August 7

Rosa Padt
Day / Time to be announced
June – August

High Intermediate – Advanced

Academic Listening
Chris (Ehean) Kim
Monday 9:00am – 10:15am
June 1 – August 3

Academic Discussions & Presentations
Kevin Xue and Qi Zhang
Monday 2:30pm – 4:00pm
June 1 – August 3

Academic Writing
Ashley Rea
Tuesday 12:30pm – 1:45pm
June 2 – August 4

Current Events
Chaarvi Modi
Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm
June 4 – August 6

Multi Level

Marinelle Azar and Sara Yi
Monday 11:30am – 12:30pm
June 1 – August 3

Computer Skills
Please contact us for more information

TOEFL Program

A fee of $395 covers TOEFL classes, 3 other MSLC classes, and tutoring.
Resumes Fall 2020


TOEFL Speaking

TOEFL Reading

TOEFL Listening

Mid-State Literacy Council depends on the support of our community.


Upcoming Events

Mid-State hosts a handful of special events each year that give the community a chance to celebrate literacy and support our efforts to help the adults in this area who want to realize their literacy goals.