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 200 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 mslc@mid-stateliteracycouncil.org or call (814) 238-1809 to join our amazing team!

Tutor Forms

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

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

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

Spring Classes 2021
All instruction will be online.

Beginner Classes

Beginner Conversation

Nanda Dhananjaya

Tuesday

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Online

Beginner English 

Layne Deakins & Alex Lytle

Monday and Wednesday

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Online

Beginner English for Doctor Visits

PSU Teaching Assistants

Monday and Wednesday

1:30 – 3:00pm

Online

Beginner Reading & Writing

Carrie Koch & team

Monday and Thursday

10:30am – 11:30am

Online

Intermediate

Culture and Conversation 

Robert Leach

Tuesday and Friday

10:30am – noon

Online

English in the Community

Sarah Almarzooqi & Quin Brannaka

Wednesday and Saturday

10:00am – 11:00am

Online

Int.  English for Doctor Visits

PSU Teaching Assistants

Tuesday and Thursday

3:30 – 5:00pm

Online

Intermediate/Advanced English Conversation

Michael Hammond

Wednesday and Friday

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Online

Speaking & Listening w/ Pronunciation

Rosa Padt

Tuesday and Friday

12:15 – 1:00pm

Online

Advanced

English for Women’s Health

PSU Teaching Assistant

Wednesday and Friday

4:00 – 5:30pm

Online

Everyday Writing

Ashley Rea

Monday and Thursday

11:30am – 12:30pm

Online

Grammar and Vocabulary

Carol Pollard

Tuesday and Thursday

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Online

News Discussion

Malini Suresh Nair

Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:45pm

Online

Workplace Communication

Ann Echols

Thursday 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Online

Multi Level

Book Club

Brittany Sherman, Centre Safe Prevention Coordinator

Sunday 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Online

Citizenship

Marinelle Azar

Friday 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Online

Computer Skills-Basic

Tuesday 2:05pm – 3:00pm

Online

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Online

TOEFL Program

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

TOEFL Prep

Chris Kim and Kevin Xue

Monday and Wednesday

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Online

TOEFL Reading & Listening 

Ruge Zhao and Ruonan Zhao

Friday

8:45 -10:00am

Online

TOEFL Speaking & Writing

Nabila Aman and Wenhui Gao

Tuesday

7:00pm – 8:15pm

Online

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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.