Prospective Tutors

Imagine not being able to read.
20-30% of Rockingham County adults have only basic reading skills.  The Rockingham County Literacy Project is somewhere that adults can go to learn, but they need your help.

What is special about the Literacy Project?
This literacy program, formerly administered by the Rockingham County Public Library and Rockingham Community College, has been in operation since 1980.  It uses volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adults on a regular basis to help them reach their goals.

What is required of volunteers?
        -enjoy being with people
        -have two to three hours per week to work with a student
        -like helping others
        -attend a training workshop
        -keep a monthly calendar

Why is there a need for volunteers to tutor adults in reading?
Many adults cannot read because of:
        -learning differences or disabilities
        -sight and hearing difficulties
        -missing too much school
        -being moved from school to school
        -not receiving enough one-on-one attention

What are some of our students’ goals?
        -learning to read
        -getting a driver’s license
        -passing the GED test
        -pursuing a new job or promotion
To become an Adult Literacy tutor, you must take a tutor training workshop.  After you have completed this workshop, you will be matched with a student.  If you choose to also tutor ESL (English as a Second Language) students, you must also take an additional workshop. 
The Rockingham County Literacy Project does not discriminate against any person based on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or disability.
If you would like to become a tutor, please call us at 336.627.0007 or e-mail Jean Light Kinyon at