Welcome to the OC Read Tutor page. Here you will find information about becoming a tutor, as well as useful links to CLLS forms for current tutors.

Current Tutors

Monthly Reports

Monthly reports can be located by logging in to the tutor portal at americalearns.net/ocread. Monthly reports open on the 20th and close on the final day of the month. 

Additional Training Opportunites

All OC Read volunteers are asked to complete four hours of additional training time during the calendar year. For a list of options, please see the Additional Training Opportunities page. Other training opportunities will be emailed to tutors as they arise. 


Interested in becoming a tutor?

An estimated 400,000 adults in Orange County do not read or write well enough to meet their needs as workers, family members, and members of the community. OC Read relies on volunteers like you to support these adult learners. 

Tutor Eligibility

Literacy tutors come from all walks of life. No experience is needed—OC Read will provide all the necessary training.

OC Read tutors are :

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Willing to try new things and think outside the box 
  • Able to commit a minimum of two hours a week to tutoring time, plus lesson prep time, on a regular basis 
  • Must check email regularly
  • Must have, or be willing to learn, basic computer skills
  • Have completed OC Read's New Tutor Orientation and Training 

OC Read's interest list is currently closed. Please check back later for volunteer opportunities.  

New tutor training is typically held in January, April, August, and November. Training consists of three workshops held on Zoom. Cameras must be on during the entire duration of training. Due to staffing constraints, there are no make-up days. All three days of training need to be completed in succession in order to qualify as a potential tutor. 


Yes. Any personal information shared with OC Read is kept confidential between you, the program, and your matched tutor or learner.

No teaching experience is needed to become a volunteer. OC Read will provide all the training.

Tutors and learners work together for at least 2 hours a week. OC Read will match you with someone in your area at a time that works for you. Tutors and learners are encouraged to meet at OC Public Libraries branches. 

Though OC Read strives to serve the English Language Learner (ELL) community to the fullest extent possible, tutors do not have the training to effectively assist ELL adults who want to work on their English (listening, speaking, reading, writing). Language acquisition requires all parts of language learning, and it would be a disservice to match someone who has language acquisition or language proficiency goals with this program.

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