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 (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 mslc@mid-stateliteracycouncil.org or Mid-State Literacy Council, 248 E. Calder Way, Suite 307, State College, PA 16801.

Fall Classes 2020 All instruction will be online.

Beginner Classes

Beginner Conversation

Nanda Dhananjaya

Tuesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm

September 8 – November 10

Online

Beginner English-Evening

Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

September 10 – November 12

Online

Beginner Listening

Sara Yi & Julianna Mastrorilli

Thursday 9:00am – 10:00am

September 10 – November 12

Online

English for Doctor Visits-Beginner

Riyanna Roehrig-Hubert & Hassan Bokhari

Monday 12:00pm -1:00pm

September 14 – November 16

Online

High Beginner / Low Intermediate

English in the Community

Sarah Almarzooqi & Quin Brannaka

Wednesday and Friday

12:00pm – 1:00pm

September 9 – November 13

Online

English for Doctor Visits-Beginner

Riyanna Roehrig-Hubert & Hassan Bokhari

Monday 12:00pm -1:00pm

September 14 – November 16

Online

Pronunciation Basics (Mon) Pronunciation Practice (Wed)

Rosa Padt

Monday and Wednesday

10:15am -11:00am

September 7 – November 11

Online

Intermediate

Culture and Conversation

Robert Leach

Tuesday and Friday

10:30am – 11:30am

September 8 – TBD

Online

English for Doctor Visits

PSU Teaching Assistants

Tuesday and Thursday

11:40am – 1:00pm

September 14 – November 19

Online

Pronunciation Basics (Mon) Pronunciation Practice (Wed)

Rosa Padt

Monday and Wednesday

10:15am -11:00am

September 7 – November 11

Online

Workplace Communication

Ann Echols

Monday and Thursday

4:00pm – 5:00pm

September 14 – November 19

Online

High Intermediate – Advanced

Academic Writing

Ashley Rea

Monday and Wednesday

11:00am – 12:00pm

September 7 – November 11

Online

English for Women’s Health

Julianna Tolotta

Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

September 10 – November 12

Online

Grammar and Vocabulary

Carol Pollard

Thursday 1:00pm – 2:30pm

September 10 – November 12

Online

News Discussion

Malini Suresh Nair

Monday 5:30pm – 6:45pm

September 14 – November 16

Online

Multi Level

Book Club

Brittany Sherman, Centre Safe Prevention Coordinator

Day and time to be announced

Online

Citizenship

Marinelle Azar

Friday 3:45pm – 5:00pm

September 18 – November 20

Online

English Conversation (All Levels)

Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

September 9 – November 14

Online

Computer Skills-Basic

Tuesday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

September 8 – November 10

Online

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Leigh Matthews & Scott Stilson

Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

September 12 – November 14

Online

TOEFL Program

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

TOEFL Prep

Tracy Roth & PSU Assistants

Monday and Wednesday

1:00pm – 2:30pm

September 7 – November 11

Online

TOEFL Reading & Listening

Kevin Xue

Thursday 10:00am – 11:15am

September 10 – November 12

Online

TOEFL Speaking & Writing

Tuesday 3:30pm – 4:45pm

September 8 – November 10

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.