Resources for Volunteer Tutors

Links and information to get more out of your tutoring experience.

Submit your half-monthly tutoring hours here.
Student of the Month
Nominate your student for DCLC Student of the Month (must have tutored student for at least four months) with this form.
Lesson Planning Resources

Lesson Templates & Samples (click on item to view)
ABE Lesson Template
ABE Lesson Samples

ESL Lesson Template
ESL Lesson Samples

Additional Lesson Help
Adult Education Coordinator Karen Hamilton is available to help DCLC’s volunteer tutors problem-solve tutoring issues and to identify supplementary materials and strategies. Contact her at 610.876.4811 or New tutors may want to view the Sample Tutoring Videos below.

Online Resources

Stuck for a lesson idea? Interested in Internet resources that can be used by you and your student? Check out these Online Resources for Literacy Lessons.

Continuous Learning
There are many opportunities for online and in-person training to help volunteer literacy tutors better serve their adult students. There is always something new to be learned. Ongoing and current trainings can be found here.


Job Help for Students
DCLC students are entitled to employment services, including career inventory, resume writing, and job search assistance. Interested DCLC students should contact Karen Hamilton at 610.876.4811 or and ask to be referred to an Employment Coach.

DCLC Book Discussion Group
The “One Book…One Literacy Council” group meets regularly to discuss a selected book of mutual interest. Books are chosen from the Delaware County Library System’s Book Club in a Bag program. Meetings are currently held via Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All are welcome; no RSVP is required.

To learn more, email Arlette at Click here to see a list of the books the group has read so far.

Give with Bing
Enroll in “Give with Bing” and money will be donated to DCLC each time you search the Internet using the Bing search engine. Get started here.

DCLC Tutor Handbook

Access the 2022-2023 DCLC Tutor Handbook here.

Video of Sample ABE Tutoring Session

A DCLC volunteer tutor and adult student simulate a first session of ABE tutoring in 3 videos.

Video of Sample ESL Tutoring Session

A DCLC volunteer tutor and adult student simulate a first session of ESL tutoring in 2 videos.