BALCimagesWho can be a tutor?

Any adult who is:

  • competent in reading and writing of English
  • willing to have a background check
  • willing to tutor 1-2 hours per week
  • willing to complete a tutor training program

When and what is the tutor training program?

Prospective tutors are trained within a few weeks of volunteering. The first step is for new tutors to participate in shadow training with two different active tutors. After a background check, new tutors meet with experienced tutors who guide them through an individual reading and study program, using materials in the BALC library collection.  Topics include: Adult illiteracy (scope and impact); Cultural awareness; Learning styles; and Lesson planning.

Whom should I contact

If you are interested in helping as a tutor, please contact us at:, or call the Baraboo Public Library at 608-356-6166.

If you email, please include: Name, Address, Phone, Date of birth
Any experience? (not necessary but always welcome)