Nearly 400 talented volunteer tutors provide more than 22,000 hours of one-on-one instruction each year, making our work possible. We appreciate the time, talent, and treasure of every one of our teachers, aged 18 to 81! Complete and submit the tutor Inquiry form below. Or for more information, give us a call at (414) 344-5878 or email


In order to start tutoring, volunteers are required to first complete:

  1. A 60-minute volunteer orientation
  2. A 90-minute tutor observation
  3. Training in desired program area of choice
Training requirements for each program vary:

Adult Basic Education: Two 2-hour trainings taken in sequence, plus an additional "refresher" once tutoring has begun.

English Language Learning (ELL): One 1.5-hour training

GED Preparation: One 2-hour training

Visit our Events Calendar for details of upcoming training sessions and luncheon briefings.
ABE, ELL, and GED classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in 90-minute sessions, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. For more information or if you have additional questions, please call us at (414) 344-5878 or email We look forward to meeting you!

Meet Mary

2016 Tutor of Inspiration

Mary has been a volunteer tutor since November of 2005. Over the years she has tutored in both the ABE and ELL programs. She is dedicated, consistent, and very generous with her time. Mary continuously designs lesson  plans that allow students to be engaged in all aspects of language; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Recognizing the benefits of student collaboration, Mary introduced a writing lab to engage ELL students in a small group. The students all bring something they have written and talk about the best way to communicate that in English. Being a part of a students’ life story keeps her coming back and leads her to reflectively say, “I love what I do. I just love it!