University Relations

For Students Interested in Tutoring

The Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) offer on-campus versions of two of their most popular trainings for volunteer tutors. These trainings are led by trainers from the MLC and are open to members of the University of Minnesota community, but space is limited and students in service-learning courses will have priority over non-service-learning students.

To register, click on the date for the session you would like to attend. Each training is offered once each semester; if you don't see any dates and times listed below, check back at the beginning of a semester for the new schedule. If you have questions, call 612-626-2044 or email

If you are unable to attend the scheduled on-campus sessions, the MLC does offer sessions throughout the year, but there is a registration fee to attend off-campus sessions; go to for more information.

If you do not see any training sessions below, please check back later!

To request a disability-related accommodation please contact the Center for Community-Engaged Learning at (612) 626 - 2044 or at least two weeks prior to the event.

Minnesota Literacy Council Adult ESL Tutor Training:
This training prepares volunteers to work with adult students who are learning English. It also prepares volunteers to tutor adult English language learners in math, citizenship, computers, or job skills. After completing this training, tutors will be able to:

  • communicate with language learners
  • identify best practices for tutoring
  • describe an activity's purpose, the skills it practices, and how to adapt it
  • prepare students to do an activity
  • assist in a conversation or literacy lesson

If you do not see any training sessions below, please check back later!