Become a Tutor

Become a tutor with GLA!

Tutors may volunteer at either our Greenville learning center or our Simpsonville learning center.

If you would like to speak directly with a program manager at one of our learning centers, please call the learning center directly. If you would like to begin the application process online, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

FAQs

Our program managers are happy to talk you through the process of becoming a tutor at GLA. Get in touch here.

We ask that our tutors sign up for AT LEAST one full session, which is up to 12 weeks of classes. The great majority of our tutors stay on for the long haul, but in the case that it’s not for you, it’s a help to us if you’re able to finish at least your first session to allow us to find a replacement for you.

We want to meet your preferences. If you’d rather teach a full class, or you feel that one-on-one tutoring is right for you, speak to your program manager and together you’ll find the best fit.

We offer classes for English as a Second Language, Basic Math, Reading and Writing skills, and Pre-GED Prep. From time to time as students show interest we also offer Citizenship classes, Life Skills classes, or Study Skills classes. We also offer introductory computer classes for enrolled students.

Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can schedule a substitute to cover your classes. In addition, if you’d be willing to add your name to the substitute list, let us know!

It depends, but it’s usually an average of 1-2 hours a week. It may vary depending on your class schedule during a particular session plus any time you may spend planning and preparing.

Absolutely not. The most effective ESL classes are taught solely in the target language.

While some of our tutors are current or former teachers, we also have great teachers who come from all professions and walks of life. A teaching credential, while helpful, is certainly not necessary.

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Learning Center Locations

Click the address or the icon on the map for directions

Greenville

McAlister Square
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite C-10
Greenville, SC 29607

864-467-3456

Simpsonville

Center for Community Services
1102 Howard Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29681

864-688-2212

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