Become a Learner

OC Read offers different programs to help you, depending on your needs and reading goals.  All services are free and confidential. For more information, or to enroll, please contact OC Read at readoc@occr.ocgov.com or 714-566-3070. 

One-on-One Tutoring 

For Orange County adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills. OC Read does an informal evaluation of your skills and finds a tutor who can meet with you at your local OC Public Libraries branch for two hours a week. For a list of all branches, visit ocpl.org/libraries

One-on-One matches are available for residents of Orange County who:

  • Are 16 years or older 
  • Are not enrolled in a degree-granting program 
  • Have two or more hours a week to devote to tutoring
  • Attended most of their K-12 education in the United States (*Adult learners do not have to have graduated high school to be eligible). 

Walk-in Tutoring

Walk-in tutoring can offer quick help with English conversation, job applications, reading, writing questions, and more in personal 20-minute sessions. This service is for adults ages 16+. English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) learners of all levels, and native English speakers are welcome.

Walk-in tutoring is available at the following locations on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Tustin Library - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Rancho Santa Margarita Library - Mondays, 5 PM - 7 PM
  • Seal Beach Library - Wednesdays, 5 PM - 7 PM beginning June 5

ESL Referral 

For Orange County Residents looking for English tutoring and classes in reading, writing, speaking, and/or listening, OC Read offers personalized assistance locating low-cost and no-cost programs. Please call our office to speak to a literacy coordinator about programs in your region.       


All OC Read services are free.

Yes. Any personal information shared with OC Read is kept confidential. 

One-on-One Tutoring
Tutors and learners meet at their local OC Public Libraries branch for 2 hours per week. 

Walk-in Tutoring
Currently, Walk-in services are only available at the Tustin Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between the hours of 10 AM - 2 PM. No registration is required. The Tustin Library is located at 345 E Main Street, Tustin CA 92780. 

Though OC Read strives to serve the English Language Learner (ELL) community to the fullest extent possible, One-on-One tutors do not have the training to effectively assist ELL adults who want to work on their English (listening, speaking, reading, writing). 

OC Read Walk-in Tutoring, however, may be beneficial for ELLs who have specific literacy questions.

If you or someone you know would like to learn English, OC Read can help connect you with low cost/no cost ESL programs within Orange County. Please contact the office at readoc@occr.ocgov.com or (714) 566-3070 for personalized assistance.