Becoming a Project Read English tutor is easy!

Project Read – Menlo Park offers tutor training for new volunteers three times a year and matches trained tutors with students on a waiting list based on their mutual interests, schedules, and teaching and learning preferences.

Tutors complete an orientation and online tutor training prior to being matched with a learner. Orientations are held at the Menlo Park Library, and online training can be done anywhere and anytime.

Throughout the year, we offer continued support and resources for our tutors and learners. Tutoring schedules typically consist three hours per week, and they are individualized with tutor/learner pairs meeting at a mutually acceptable time in the Menlo Park Library, Belle Haven Library, or other community-based sites.

"All of our support is especially crucial at this time when literacy resources for some of our most vulnerable community members are threatened by uncertainty."

All my work has been involved in working with people and this [Project Read – Menlo Park] is a continuation.
Judy Brodsky

You can help more than you think you can just by being available to them, to listen and answer their questions.
Bernard Clouse

The tutors here are very dedicated. Those we have attracted are the right people for the job. Everyone has different approaches and techniques and I feel it's more possible to exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Anne Wellner de Veer

You not only learn about another person’s needs but also their culture, background, and lives. You can enrich their lives and they can certainly enrich your life.
Carol Wong


Other ways to get involved:

  • Become a board member of Literacy Partners.
  • Become a Conversation Club Facilitator.
  • Volunteer in the office or computer lab.
  • Present our program to your human resources department, organization, and/or club.
  • Support us by donating resources or making contributions.
Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by calling our office at (650) 330-2525 to discuss opportunities, or e-mail us at