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 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 or Mid-State Literacy Council, 248 E. Calder Way, Suite 307, State College, PA 16801.

Summer Classes 2021
All instruction will be online.

Beginner and Low Intermediate

English in the Community 

Tenaye Strauss & Nabila Aman 

Tuesday and Thursday

2:30 – 3:30 pm


Everyday Conversation & Pronunciation

Amber Lee 

Monday and Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00 pm


Multi-Skills English 

Julia Prudhoe 

Wednesday and Friday

1:00 – 2:00 pm


Reading & Writing English 1 

Carrie Koch 

Monday and Thursday

10:30 – 11:30 am


High Intermediate and Advanced

Culture and Conversation 

Robert Leach 

Tuesday and Friday

10:30 am – noon


Current Events Discussion 

Anngelica Peters 

Tuesday & Thursday

1:00 – 2:00 pm



Robert Leach 


9:00 – 10:00am


Reading & Writing English 2 

Jennifer Walter 

Monday and Wednesday

2:30 – 3:30 pm



The Arts in American Culture 

Ann Echols 

Wednesday (every other week beginning May 26)

5:00 – 7:00 pm


All Levels are Welcome

English for Doctor Visits 

Sarah Almarzooqi & Julia Kopetchny 


11:00 am – noon


TOEFL Program: This program will be offered in the fall.

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


TOEFL Reading & Listening 

TOEFL Speaking & Writing

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.